Heart Failure - How to Prevent

 Heart Failure - How to Prevent


What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a disease that affects the heart due to the failure of the heart to pump the appropriate amount of blood that is sufficient for the body’s need, and the degree of severity of the symptoms of the disease varies according to the type of disease and the stage in which it is. Heart failure may take weeks or months for the disease to develop.

It is important to know that heart failure disease does not mean that the heart will suddenly stop, but rather that the heart does not work properly. Treatment ultimately aims to control the annoying symptoms of the disease as well as slow the progression of the disease.

Introduction :

Heart failure disease is a chronic disease that affects the heart because of its failure to deliver the amount of blood that the body needs to carry out its functions, and the lack of control of some heart-related diseases such as high blood pressure may lead to the occurrence of the disease, and heart failure disease affects a person at any age But mostly it affects the elderly due to lack of movement and advanced age.

Other names for heart failure:

Congestive heart failure - heart failure

Heart Failure Types:

  • Left heart failure: It affects the left part of the heart and causes water to form on the lungs, which leads to shortness of breath
  • Right heart failure: It affects the right part of the heart, causing fluid to accumulate in the feet, legs, and abdomen, and leads to swelling of the feet.
  • Systolic heart failure: means failure of the heart's systolic function.
  • Diastolic heart failure: means failure of the heart's diastolic function.

Heart Failure Symptoms:

The symptoms and their severity depend on the extent of the disease’s development, whether it was in its infancy, or the symptoms developed rapidly and reached acute heart failure, or the symptoms passed for several weeks, and the heart failure became chronic, as the symptoms include the following:
  • Difficulty and shortness of breath.
  • Constant feeling of exhaustion and extreme fatigue.
  • Chest pain and a feeling of nausea.
  • Irregular heartbeat and difficulty in physical activity.
  • Fluid retention in the body and weight gain with swelling in the legs and feet as a result of fluid retention.
  • Severe coughing and the need to urinate, especially at night.

Heart Failure Treatment:

There is no medication or radical treatment for the disease, but there are some procedures that are followed to control symptoms and slow the progression of the disease as follows:
  • Making changes in lifestyle and lifestyle in terms of nutrition and doing some non-strenuous exercise.
  • Taking medicines to improve and protect the heart and expand blood vessels, as well as diuretics.
  • Carrying out a heart transplant, but under special conditions and under certain conditions, after many tests to ensure the safety of the operation.
  • The use of cardiac pacemakers, which are implanted in the chest.
For information, treatment may be possible if the cause of heart failure can be treated as a problem in the heart valves, as if this problem is treated, whether by repairing or replacing the heart valves, then the disease is treated.

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