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Things you need to know about heart failure

Heart failure is an illness that is suffered by lots of people today especially the aged people. The illness is common in our society today. Moreover, heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should.

Heart failure is a silent killer as it has claimed the lives of many.

Symptoms of heart failure

This illness often comes with few signs and symptoms which includes;

1. Shortness of breath with activity or when lying down

2. Fatigue and weakness

3. Swelling in the legs, ankles and feet

4. Rapid or irregular heartbeat

5. Reduced ability to exercise

6. Persistent cough or wheezing with white or pink blood-tinged mucus

7. Swelling of the belly area (abdomen)

8. Very rapid weight gain from fluid buildup

9. Nausea and lack of appetite

10. Difficulty concentrating or decreased alertness

11. Chest pain if heart failure is caused by a heart attack

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