Early Warning Signs of HEART FAILURE

In todays short episode we will look into picking up early signs and symptoms of heart failure and this knowledge  can be a life saver for your or your loved ones.

Well, Heart failure can be of two types:

  1. Chronic thats gradually progressing, or,
  2. Acute or Sudden Onset.

Picking up early signs and symptoms of heart failure is really important for starting treatment early and preventing complications and early death. These include:

  • Shortness of breath medically called Dyspnoea specially on excersion or when you lie down – that’s called orthopnea.
  • Easy Getting Tired or feeling weak.
  • Swelling in your legs, ankles and feet.
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat – you feel the palpitations.
  • Reduced ability to exercise.
  • Persistent cough or wheezing with white or pink blood-tinged sputum.
  • Increased need to urinate at night.
  • Swelling of your abdomen.
  • Sudden weight gain from fluid retention.
  • Lack of appetite and nausea.
  • Difficulty concentrating or decreased alertness.
  • Sudden, severe shortness of breath and coughing up pink, foamy mucus.
  • Chest pain if your heart failure is caused by a heart attack.

 

Ignoring these signs and symptoms may prove fatal. If you feel any of the above, please consult your doctor immediately.

 

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