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50% mortality rate for heart failure? Reminder: 6 phenomena

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Maybe you often experience this in your life, you will feel breathless and your heartbeat will be faster after a little effort.

For example, climbing stairs, jogging, or even going to the grocery market to buy food has to stop three times ...

I have to say that these phenomena are closely related to our heart .

Medicine often compares the heart to a pump. It is responsible for delivering blood to all parts of our body every second. When it “stretches” one day, it loses the function of the pump and heart failure (heart failure) also occurs.

Some people say that heart failure is a matter for the elderly and has nothing to do with young people.

Actually not.

High blood pressure, coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity, long-term smoking and drinking, staying up late, high stress, etc. will increase the risk of heart failure in young people.

However, to prevent heart failure, it is not necessary to pay attention to the signals sent by the body, be alert to symptoms and seek medical treatment early, to prevent the development of the disease from causing greater damage to the heart.

Activity decline

The most typical symptom is a decline in physical vitality.

After the occurrence of heart failure, the patient's heart pumping function will be reduced . Therefore, the body cannot get sufficient blood and oxygen supply, and some symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, and palpitation will occur .

These symptoms are especially noticeable after a little activity.


Early manifestations of left heart failure are often a dry cough that can worsen after activity or exertion.

This is because the left heart failure causes congestion in the lungs and bronchial mucosal edema , and the secretions of the respiratory tract also increase, so the symptoms of dry cough occur after being stimulated.

Many elderly people suffer from chronic bronchitis and other diseases. Therefore, many people treat the symptoms of cough as the onset of bronchitis or asthma , and delay treatment.

Paroxysmal dyspnea at night

This is a symptom of the respiratory tract due to congestion and edema caused by heart failure .

This symptom usually appears at night, it is easy to be awakened, and usually it will be relieved after sitting up. Care should be taken to distinguish this symptom from chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma.

Oliguria and Edema

After heart failure occurs, the heart's blood output is greatly reduced, and blood circulation is also reduced. Therefore, the kidneys cannot get enough blood perfusion, and symptoms of oliguria and edema will occur.

However, because it is lying flat and resting at night, it will be relatively more.

These symptoms similar to kidney disease, but cardiogenic edema will from part of the lower leg or ankle began, and renal edema generally from the face begins to occur.

Gastrointestinal Congestion

When this happens, patients generally show anorexia, diarrhea, and bloating, which are very similar to the symptoms of gastroenteritis.

This is mainly due to the obstruction of returning blood caused by right heart failure and the increase of venous pressure , which has caused congestion in the gastrointestinal tract.

This symptom can easily be misdiagnosed as a gastrointestinal disorder such as chronic gastroenteritis, so a detailed medical history and physical examination are needed to distinguish it.

Some patients also experience symptoms similar to mental illnesses, such as insomnia, anxiety, dizziness, hallucinations, fear, confusion, and even coma . This is caused by lack of blood supply to the brain resulting in hypoxia in the brain.

Note that this situation may be confused with brain tumors, mental illnesses, etc.

These symptoms may be early manifestations of heart failure, because they are similar to the symptoms of many other diseases, so many people may not think of heart failure.

Heart failure is a progressive disease and is the final stage of the development of heart disease. The major causes of heart failure are coronary heart disease and hypertension .

This tells us that cardiovascular disease cannot be ignored.Proper exercise, improving lifestyles, and maintaining a happy mood are fundamental to preventing heart failure.

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Early manifestations of left heart failure are often a dry cough that can worsen after activity or exertion. It is true, during cough you will be breathing heavily.

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