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Heart Failure

By natchomoto82 Oct 24, 2014 1007 Words

There are so many diseases spreading out in the world, in every second some are born and some people die. Many people in the world fight for their lives in order to live longer and enjoy life with families and friends? But some people give up also because; they can no longer handle having too much pain and cling to a disease that only few people survive. Like having a Heart failure is one of the most dangerous diseases of both man and women. Heart failure means, the heart muscle isn't pumping enough blood through the heart that the body needs and at the same time oxygen in order that the body can function under normal conditions. There are so many people in the world suffering of this kind of disease that mostly the cause of death. It is extremely devastating living with a heart failure, you always count days and wonder when is the last day spending time with your family and friends. According to the American Heart Association, about 5 million Americans are living with congestive heart failure. (T. Rizzo. & K. R. Wells. The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. E. Laurie & J. Fundukian. 4th ed. Detroit: Gale, 2011. 6 vols). There are many causes of heart failure the most common causes are: Having a coronary artery disease (CAD). A coronary artery disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on the inside of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. (R.Parks., May 29, 2008 revolutionhealth.com).( Heart failure and pace maker.). This build up substances came from the fats and cholesterol and other substances that found in blood, that will block the oxygen-rich blood to your heart and that a heart attack may happen. And heart attack is a second cause of heart failure, also called myocardial infarction or MI. This will occur when an area of heart muscle is completely deprived of blood, and the heart muscle cells die. ( J.Curtis, C. Rea, May 25, 2007). Mostly people got a heart attack died on the spot or will lead to be disabled and severe health problems. Another cause of heart failure is the high blood pressure or hypertension this means high pressure in the arteries. Sometimes some causes of high blood pressure are; too much emotional stress and tension but it doesn’t mean this is the main cause but, it is a temporarily cause of high blood pressure. The normal blood pressure is below 120/80; blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89 is called "pre-hypertension", and a blood pressure of 140/90 or above is considered high. (J.P.Cuhnah, Medicine.net, n.d.) Living with this kind of disease will affect your life style; you will normally get depress, and most of the time weakness of your body. But in order to maintain healthy, take medicine that doctors prescribe you to take and never missed a medication. Another way that can help you especially if you are obese is, a daily routine exercise but not too much, walking with your dog, running a few miles, going to the gym will help you become stronger and loose weight, and of course the most important is eat healthy foods like mostly vegetables and fruits sometimes meat but not every day and avoid too much sodium. Try to avoid smoking and excessive drinking of alcohol too if you do smoke and drink too much alcohol ask help to your doctor on how to quit doing this bad habits that may cause heart failure and sometimes death. It is important to know the symptoms if we’re having a heart failure, in order to be aware when will we go seek a doctor or get treatments. Although sometimes at the early stage of heart failure there are no signs at all. But most common symptoms to be aware of is, if you’re having a shortness of breath and fatigue, this may developed when the weakened heart is not pumping enough blood. (Parks R. August 11, 2005.revolutionhealth.com). Having a chest pain also is one of the symptoms; sometimes the pain is on the left side of your chest, or at the center. It could be mild and sever pain that makes you uncomfortable. Some people feel dizzy, while walking or especially if they were sitting then standing quickly. Luck of sleep and loosing too much energy is another symptom. There are some factors too that you can’t control having a heart failure, one the age, as you go older like 45 and above you’re at risk in having a heart failure and sometimes it is hereditary. If some of your family has a heart disease then you are at risk having a heart problem issues also. It is a big help for the doctors if you act quickly and visit at the first sign of having those symptoms, in order for them to save your life and treat you immediately before your heart get fatal. If you are experiencing some of the symptoms call someone to drive you or call 9-1-1 to go to the doctor, never drive alone. You don’t know what will happen to you on your way going to the doctor’s office or hospital. Or if you see someone who are dizzy having a chest pain and unable to move always call 9-1-1 this will save someone’s life. There are some concerned people who made a foundation for someone who are suffering from heart disease, through the efforts of volunteers, and most especially donors are big help. These donations will help researchers to gather more information and new treatments that will save people lives. Having a heart failure is extremely difficult, but if you know the symptoms this will help you a lot easier to get treatments before it will get worse. Always follow what the doctors tell you and never missed some of your medication. Help yourself to be healthy in order to maintain a good diet that will help you live longer.

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