Congestive heart failure starting to affect younger patients

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Congestive heart failure is the most common issues in hospitals with patients 65 and older and now studies are showing that 1million of the 5 million Americans suffering from congestive heart failure are under the age of 60. Recently doctors have seen patients of the age 40 and some which were even younger. That news report shocked me, and I wanted to look up some of the symptoms that doctor’s say to look out for.

Coughing, shortness of breath, fatigue, difficulty exercising and difficult sleeping. There are many other reason’s that these issues are taking place, either way you would definitely want to go see a doctor as soon as you can. Congestive heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped working. Rather, it means that the heart’s pumping power is weaker than normal. With heart failure, blood moves through out our heart and body at a slower rate, and pressure in the heart starts to increase. As a result, the heart cannot pump enough oxygen and nutrients to fuel the body properly. The chambers of the heart may respond by stretching to hold more blood to pump through the body or by becoming stiff and starts to thickened. This all helps to keep the blood moving, but the heart muscle walls may eventually weaken and become unable to pump blood efficiently.
Remember to to have your yearly physical done- just to make sure that everything is ok and stays that way.

Stay healthy and keep laughing 😉

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