Do people with alcoholism die of congestive heart failure?
Chronic alcoholism can lead to dilated cardiomyopathy which consequently can result in congestive heart failure.
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Answer . Yes. High humidity along with high temperatures puts stress on the cardiovascular system.
an abnormal condition that reflects impaired cardiac pumping. its causes include myocardial infarction(MI), ischemic heart disease(IHD) and cardiomyopathy. failure of the ventricles to eject blood efficiently results in volume overload, ventricular dilation and elevated intracranial pressure(ICP). i…ncreased pressure on the left side of the heart causes pulmonary congestion; increased pressure on the right side causes systemic venous congestion and peripheral edema(swelling of arms and feet). -->thoughtfulobserver ( Full Answer )
Look up Congestive Heart Failure or Heart Failure. Left sided heart failure is the most common. It will usually result in shortness of breath. Right sided heart failure usually causes swelling primarily in the legs. There is no cure. But it can be managed with medication.
monitor the patients weight daily.. give low salt diet to avoid water retention in the body
Some symptoms of congestive heart failure include shortness of breath; fatigue and weakness; swelling in one's legs, ankles, feet; irregular heartbeats, and many more.
yes it can it will take great srength and determination to regain full health but you can do it
Nausea and/or abdominal swelling in CHF may be the result from the buildup of fluid in the body and the backup of blood in the liver. There is a strong connection to nausea and the liver, even in healthy individuals. There is known digestive dysfunction with CHF. The pancreas is part of the dige…stive system. The pancreas is responsible for the amount of insulin secretion. It is also known and common for heart failure to cause hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia occurs when the pancreas secretes too much insulin and too much glucose is taken out of the bloodstream resulting in what is known as a "blood sugar drop". This drop can cause nausea. If the blood sugar is the issue in an individual with CHF, they can try eating some fruit or drinking some orange juice to reduce the nausea feeling. ( Full Answer )
Oedema with congestive heart failure typically occurs when there has been right sided heart failure. Left sided HF can, however, often also lead to right sided heart failure.. Basically, when RSHF occurs, the ventricle is not contracting with the same strength that it once used to. Overtime, this c…auses the backflow of blood from the right ventricle, artrium and into the vessels supplying this structure. This backflow causes increased pressure of blood in the vessels which are bringing blood to the heart.. So, you get what is called 'increased capillary hydrostatic pressure' which just means increased pressure within the peripheral capillaries due to increased blood backflow. This causes transudate formation - some of the plasma from the capillaries is pushed out and into the interstitial spaces (spaces within the cells).. This causes increased build up of fluid within the interstitial spaces and therefore oedema. ( Full Answer )
Either remove it manually by surgery or give this patient diuretics in addition to the prescription your doc may prescribe.
There are a number of treatments available for those suffering fromcongestive heart failure. They include ACE inhibitors, diuretics,beta-blockers and at times, surgery.
Fluid Volume Overload r/t.... or Decreased Cardiac Output r/t... Those are usually the top two priority diagnoses for Heart Failure. Of course, your diagnosis should be patient centered.
Dogs can live with congestive heart failure. Dogs can live a fewyears if the condition is treated properly with medications anddiuretics.
Assessment: urine output - may need catherterisation to monitor output, plus fluid balance chart. BP - may increased as heart is working too hard. Bed rest Pulse - may be tachycardic for same reasons as above oxygen saturation - will probably be low, need to apply O2 therapy, and get SPO2 monitor on…. Pain - morphine (opioids) will decrease pain but also cause respiratory depression. Read More : http://nursing-diagnosis-intervention.blogspot.com/2012/05/assessment-in-patients-with-chf.html ( Full Answer )
increase in water will increase the blood pressure. high blood pressure usually precipitate the heart failure. Congestive heart failure on the other hand usually start with left ventricular failure and finally also cause the right ventricular failure. Patient will congestive heart failure usually wi…ll be given diuretic medication to remove excess water in their blood. ( Full Answer )
Some of the symptoms of congestive heart failure are: Pulmonary edema, sacral edema or lower limb edema, breathlessness when lying flat, difficulty in breathing and increase blood pressure. for more info, click on the link provided. Note: Edema refers to fluid retention or accumulation of fluid; P…ulmonary refers to the lungs. ( Full Answer )
Yes, it is considered a sign/ symptom of CHF if the heart has been damaged on the left side. It is caused by fluid backing up into the lungs (pulmonary edema) because the left side of the heart is not able to keep up with the amount of blood being pumped from the healthy right side. The crackling so…und is caused by the air being pushed through this fluid. If the heart has been damaged on the right side, you will see a build up of fluids usually in the ankles causing considerable swelling. ( Full Answer )
Unfortunately, from everything I've read it is progressive, and while medication can slow the progress and help keep it under some sort of control, it is eventually fatal.
Congestive heart failure is when both the left and the rightventricle cannot function anymore. it'll lead to the low cardiacoutput and reduce in venous return. People with this problemclassically will present as having lower limb/ sacral edema andalso pleural effusion (fluid in lung). You can imagin…e the heart asa box which is so packed with sand that you can neither fill it inwith sand anymore nor remove any sand from the box. Symptoms of congestive heart failure also consist of shortness ofbreath with simple tasks, coughing or inability to breathe whenlying flat, chest discomfort and the feeling like you have a chestcold although you do not otherwise feel sick. There are otherwarning signs that vary from patient to patient. ( Full Answer )
The vast majority of heart disease cases in dogs are considered "acquired" heart disease. They can also be caused by injury or infection. Here are some details about heart disease in dogs, http://dogtime.com/heart-disease.html. The vast majority of heart disease cases in dogs are considered …"acquired" heart disease. They can also be caused by injury or infection. Here are some details about heart disease in dogs, http://dogtime.com/heart-disease.html ( Full Answer )
Heart failure is a condition where the heart grows a lot larger due to it requiring a greater pumping force. This can be either due to increased blood volume or more likely, due to increased systemic resistance. A common cause of this is systemic atherosclerosis or aortic stenosis. The problem is, t…he large heart cannot be sustained for long and eventually the wall just thins out and becomes weak. So your heart can't pump out as much blood as before, giving you symptoms such as breathlessness, palpitations, fluid swelling, raised JVP etc. ( Full Answer )
CHF results from the death of a section of heart tissue. There is no way to heal this damage. A heart transplant is the only definitive treatment option.
Right-sided congestive heart failure can result in; peripheral oedema (fluid accumulation in distal areas, such as legs), ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdomen), hepatomegaly (enlargement of the liver), weakness/fatigue , irregular/rapid heart beat and/or loss of appetite.
You listen to both bases for signs of basal pulmonary oedema with the patient sitting up, presenting as crackles or rales.
Extended opiate use has been implicated in a form of sleep apnea that can, indeed, lead to congestive heart failure and other problems.
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition where the pumping ability of the heart is diminished. Early stages of CHF are mild, as the disease is slow to progress, in the first stage mild symptoms may be present such as weakness or tiredness. In stage 2 individuals will experience excessive tired…ness after performing routine daily activities. Stage 3 is typified by extreme fatigue and heart palpitations. Stage 4 is the final stage, and during this stage the heart is weakened to the point that rest will not provide relief for the patient. ( Full Answer )
Coronary artery disease and high blood pressure are the main risk factors for congestive heart failure.
It depends. If the patient is not overweight, doesn't smoke, cuts down on salt, controls his blood and exercises regularly the prognosis is good. Other mitigating dependencies are the nature of the underlying heart disease, the response to medications, the degree to which other organ systems are inv…olved and the severity of other accompanying conditions, and the patient's symptoms and degree of impairment. ( Full Answer )
Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart'sfunction as a pump is weakened. It is an example of what can happenwhen things like longstanding alcohol abuse, high blood pressureand coronary artery disease are allowed to go untreated.
its congestive heart failure and its a condition of the heart where its function is decreased to the point that fluid starts to build in the lungs because the heart can't work as hard as it needs to to move the blood. the "fluid" is the vapor we normally breathe out with expiration.
Congestive Heart Failure is a condition in which the heart is stretched beyond it's ability to pump blood. This is also called dilated Cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy is any disease of the heart muscle, or any part of the heart. CHF is a specific disease of the ventricles in the heart muscle which pr…event the heart from pumping enough oxygenated blood to the body. ( Full Answer )
Green tea might be harmful for some patients with congestive heart failure, if they express Th2 dominance (these are particular cells of the immune system that might be in imbalance with Th1 cells of the immune system; in some cardiac failure patients). Because green tea enhances this imbalance, the… severity of the patient's symptoms might worsen. Saying that, it would be wise to speak to your doctor who knows more about the patient's heart failure. ( Full Answer )
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition that occurs when the heart is unable to pump blood strongly enough throughout the body to maintain circulation. This causes a backup of fluids in both the lungs and the rest of the body. Symptoms of CHF include dyspnea with activity, cough, weakness and
A condition in which the heart muscle cannot pump blood as efficiently as it should
Congestive heart failure causes increased hemoglobin. When the underlying cause is anemia; the body will respond by increasing production of red blood cells (RBCs); withe a responding increase in hematocrit (the percentage of red blood cells in whole blood). Increased RBCs leads to increased hemoglo…bin levels. ( Full Answer )
fluid can build up in and around his lungs making it hard for him to breathe
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It depends on the cause of Cardiac failure. If it is due to permanent damage of the heart it will cause problems with pregnancy. The extra work on the heart due to pregnancy, in the presence of existing heart failure can be life threatening.
OTHER FORMS OF HEART DISEASE (420-429). 428 Heart failure. Code, if applicable, heart failure due to hypertension first (402.0-402.9, with fifth-digit 1 or 404.0-404.9 with fifth-digit 1 or 3).
I am given a medicine called LASIX for Edema, which I understand is swelling and fluid retention to the degree that your skin will pit when a swollen area; say on your calves is pushed in, it stays pushed in like silly putty, and takes a few moments to come back to normal. When you see this, there i…s also fluid around your heart as well as elsewhere ; and believe me, an over the counter water pill is about as helpful as a placebo, which is saying you need a good Cardiologist ASAP. My own research has told me that I definitely need to see a new one. ( Full Answer )
It is important to note that the course of the disease and theprogression is different for everyone. The heart is a muscular pump. In Heart Failure, this pump (over anumber of years typically) has become damaged. The heart becomesineffectual and flabby. But this "flabbiness" cannot be correctedthrou…gh exercise, because of the heart damage to the muscle itself. The "failure" can begin on the left or right side. As the heartmust work harder, both sides and both upper and lower chambers canbe affected. The lower chambers need to push out blood-- but cannotdo it efficiently. Blood begins to back up, causing excess fluidsto build up in the lungs. Heart-lung involvement is inevitable. Aperson with heart disease can begin to retain fluids because theheart cannot effectively pump the blood to the kidneys. Doctors canhelp with using diuretics, but care must be taken to not overwhelmthe kidneys too. It becomes a balance between relieving pressure on the heartmuscle, decreasing fluid build up in the lungs, increasing safetransport of excess fluids to the kidneys, but without stressing any body systems. Typically, people can live a number ofyears on a combination of medications, O2, and inpatienthospitalizations as needed to deal with acute symptoms. Death occurs typically as a combination of respiratory-cardiacfailure, when the lungs become overwhelmed with fluids and the bodyis not well perfused with O2 because the heart muscle fails. Theheart can go into several ineffectual heart beating-types or simplyfail to contract at all. CPR might work but only postponesthe inevitable outcome: death. CPR often fails because the heart isunable to beat in a coordinated effort as in a healthy heart; itcontracts more like Jello, where the electrical impulses make theheart "jiggle" or "wiggle" all over, rather than contractforcefully and in a sustained effort of the upper/lower chambers. *Daughter of a heart failure patient ( Full Answer )
The indications are: slow or fast blood pressure and hard breathing also maybe sore heads
My Doctor prescribed me Propranolol for a fast pulse caused from hyperthyroidism. Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed to people with thyroid issues. In my experience, and others I have talked to, heart pills cause really bad side effects.
Congestive heart failure is corrected via the use of CHF drugs and maintaining proper body fluid balance.
They do NOT mean that the heart stops, or that the persons suffering from them are near death. Often, these are conditions that can be treated. They mean, essentially, that the heart is for some reason weaker than it should be, and weak enough so that there is some fluid backup. The right heart take…s systemic blood, blood from the body, and delivers it to the lungs so it can release carbon dioxide and pick up oxygen. If the right heart is failing, there may be edema, or swelling, in the arms or legs. The left heart brings blood that is freshly oxygenated by the lungs and delivers it to the body. If the left heart is weak, there may be congestion in the lungs from the fluid backup. ( Full Answer )
There are three early signs of congestive cardiac failure. 1) Raised jugular venous pressure 2) Liver enlargement. 3) Edema feet.
Congestive heart failure itself does not exactly run in families. However, many of the diseases that cause congestive heart failure are often hereditary.
A person can prevent congestive heart failure by managing chronic conditions, quitting smoking, eliminating alcohol consumption, maintain proper body weight, and exercising.
One can find congestive heart failure treatments described at WebMD and other medical information websites. Before embarking on any of these treatments if one has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, one should consult one's primary care physician.
Congestive Heart Failure means your heart is not functioning properly and is unable to pump effectively. Which leads to build up esecially in the extremites and can lead to shortness of breath, which usually leads to a shorten life. While Chronic Heart Failure if not managed properly with regular… exercise and diet, can lead to a heart attack. ( Full Answer )
The moat common cause for right sided heart failure is left sided heart failure. You have raised jugular venous pressure, enlarged liver and edema feet seen in right heart failure.