Shortness of Breath: When blood backs up in the blood vessels of your lungs, it can make it harder for you to breathe.

Swelling: If blood flow slows down, fluid can build up in your tissues. This can cause swelling, especially in your legs, ankles, and feet.

Fatigue: If your body isn’t getting enough oxygen-rich blood, you might feel tired or weak.

Rapid or Irregular Heartbeat: Your heart might try to make up for its reduced pumping ability by beating faster or irregularly.

Lack of Appetite or Nausea: Fluid buildup around the liver and intestines can interfere with digestion, causing a lack of appetite or feelings of nausea.

While CHF is a serious condition, it can often be managed with the right treatment plan. This can include medications, lifestyle changes like a heart-healthy diet and regular exercise, and in some cases, devices that help your heart pump blood more efficiently. It’s also important to work closely with your healthcare provider and report any new or worsening symptoms promptly.
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