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Congestive Heart Failure

Also called: CHF, Heart Failure

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My experience in care of COPD patients included use of steroids to decrease inflammation, antibiotics to treat infection and nebulizer treatments to...
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Thank you for reaching out with this question. It's an important one for others your age who have your symptoms.My advice? Check with your doctor...
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COPD and heart failure cause the same main symptom: shortness of breath with exertion. People with COPD, heart failure, or both have a limited...
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Heart failure in the left ventricle is the most common form of heart failure. Left-sided heart failure is most often caused by high blood pressure or...
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Severe COPD can cause heart failure in the heart’s right ventricle, a condition called right-sided heart failure or cor pulmonale. In severe COPD...
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When someone with both COPD and heart failure experiences shortness of breath, identifying which condition is causing the symptoms can be difficult...
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If doctors cannot reliably distinguish between shortness of breath from CHF and COPD, both conditions are often treated together. Treatments for COPD...
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Excessive alcohol use can increase the risk of congestive heart failure by causing a cardiomyopathy -- which is a medical term used to describe...
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To answer your question, I would need to know which medications you take for heart failure, and how severe your heart failure is. Vicodin and other...
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Raising your feet can sometime be helpful in mobilizing fluids in cases of congestive heart failure. But a careful diuretic regimen is key to...
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Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump blood effectively to the lungs or the rest of the body. This can be because the person has...
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Many patients have both of the most common causes of heart failure: Coronary artery disease (narrowing or hardening of arteries that supply blood to...
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Congestive heart failure is generally a progressive disease with periods of stability punctuated by episodic clinical exacerbations. The course of...
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