Other causes of heart failure include:
- Abnormalities of coronary arteries or cardiac valves,
- Prolonged high blood pressure,
- Cardiomyopathy; the heart muscle is severely thickened and may be less well pumps,
- Greatly enlarged heart, causing the heart muscle is weakened,
- Atrial fibrillation; irregular heart rhythm,
- Heart muscle infections,
- Certain medications,
- Lack of vitamins.
The body has a number of compensation mechanisms, making them causes naturally be prevented. For example, by enlargement of the heart muscle is ensured that the heart can be again to pump harder. But at some point, these compensatory mechanisms also start working against you. Increasing the heart rate is eventually a serious strain on your heart.
- Shortness of breath,
- Coughing / wheezing,
- Loss of appetite and nausea,
- Cyanosis (blue discolouration of the lips, fingers and toes due to pulmonary congestion and narrowing of the arteries,
- Memory and concentration problems.
These symptoms can obviously vary considerably. For most people it is true that the heart health slowly deteriorates, whereby the person is being increasingly hampered by fatigue.
Some examples of treatments for heart failure are:
- Through medication improve the pumping function of the heart,
- Sodium restriction,
- Moisture Control,
- Adequate nutrition for the best possible physical condition,
- Good balance between activity and rest,
- If necessary, stop smoking,
In severe heart failure require surgery to a new ?? ?? heart muscle to apply (using a part of your back muscle), or even a heart transplant.