8 Early Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure
Early symptoms and signs of heart failure facts
Heart failure is a condition whereby the heart muscle is unable to adequately pump blood throughout the body.
- There are a variety of illnesses and diseases that
affect the heart's pumping capability.
- Heart failure causes signs and symptoms due to the excess accumulation of fluid within the tissues of the body.
- When the heart muscle becomes weak and cannot adequately pump blood into the arteries, blood
"backs up," and pressure in the blood vessels causes water to leak out of
blood vessels into the tissues of the body, which may cause heart failure.
What are the signs and symptoms of right heart failure?
When the right ventricle cannot pump blood adequately, blood backs up into the veins that return blood to the right heart. Fluid then leaks out of veins and
1. Weight gain
- Weight gain is common with an increase in fluid retention. This may come on gradually or relatively quickly.
One way to measure the effectiveness of treatment is to monitor your daily weight is.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/25/2016
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