5 Heart Failure Signs And Solutions To Keep You Aware
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The meaning of "heart failure" is sometimes misinterpreted as - it is beating no longer and there's nothing that cardiologists can do in these circumstances. In reality, heart failure refers to a situation where your heart is not able to pump properly as it should be.

Your body mechanisms depend much on proper pumping of heart for supplying oxygenated blood to various cells of the body. Cell's nourishment is directly co-related with proper functioning of your body.

Here are some warning signs that can be indicatory of heart failure. Know more and keep it pumping blood properly for days-to-come:

1. Shortness of Breath

This is a most common sign that showcases heart failure in near future. Owing to the heart's ineffectiveness in pumping blood normally, the blood stays in your Pulmonary veins (responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the left atrium.)

What to Do:

  • Get in touch with a cardiologist, if you come across that this symptom (shortness of breath) is making you less active physically.
  • Get alarmed when you find that the problem is not letting you to step even two flights of staircases without breaking your breath.

2. Sleeping Difficulties at Night

You might experience problems in sleeping while you lie down flat on the bed. Gravity causes the fluid present in the lungs to scatter rapidly, once you get into this position with your back on bed.

What to Do:

  • Contact cardio care specialists if you're constantly needing three plus pillows to support your back and lie down comfortably while sleeping.

3. Inflation in Your Feet and Legs

The inflation in these body parts are subjected to the mix of poor blood circulation and gravity's impact on the fluid. Even though, it occurs simultaneously with heart failure syndromes, it may not be the sign that you should rely upon as it's noticed very much in elder people. This could even mean that the small valves present in the veins are not functioning normally which occurs as you grow older.

What to Do:

  • Seek for Cardiologists' suggestions if this swelling issue grows further.

4. Thought Mix-up or Impaired Thinking

This indicator however, may not be identified personally. One who stays with you is more likely to recognize these issues of suffering through memory loss or when you have mixed-up thoughts. It occurs due to the absence of proper blood flow to brain cells along with low sodium content in your blood.

What to Do:

  • Let doctors know all the details regarding your impaired thinking problem and suggest the treatment further.

5. Frequent Weight Gain (Growth of 3+ Pounds In Just a Couple of Days)

Weight gaining is simply not just about fat accumulation in your body. People who are likely to have heart failure may also undergo fluctuations in the weight. Furthermore, it is about fluid accumulation or commonly known as congestion near tissues.

What to Do:

  • Keep a note on your weight regularly, in case you're with heart failure.
  • Consult a cardiac specialist, if you find weight overgrowth of greater than 3 pounds in just couple of days, specifically when it's not owing to poor nutrition.

Author Bio:

Nicholas Hedge is associated with cardiology treatments for years now. In this article, he has discussed about “5 Heart Failure Signs and Solutions to Keep You Aware”, after reading some articles written by experienced cardiologists in Orange County.


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