Heart failure is unrecognized and often diagnosed too late. Heart failure is a serious disease, responsible for so many deaths each year worldwide. It is the number one cause of hospitalization for patients over the age of 65. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute reported that about 5.7 million people in the U.S. suffer from heart failure.
What is heart failure?
Heart failure is the inability of the heart to provide sufficient blood flow to meet the needs of the various organs of the body. It is an alteration of the heart’s “pump function” which results in lowered blood flow, low blood pressures, build-up of fluid with high pressures upstream.
Heart failure can predominantly concern:
- The function of the left heart, this is called left heart failure
- The function of the right heart, this is called right heart failure
To manage daily heart failure, it is often necessary to change your habits. Regulating your water and salt consumption, reducing your overweight while keeping a balanced diet, practicing regular physical activity, limiting your alcohol consumption and quitting smoking are the right things to do.
Here is the list of 9 Little-Known Signs Of Heart Failure:
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