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Guide To Heart Failure Stages

The concept of heart failure is confusing to many. It sounds like an individual's heart no longer works, and their life is coming to an end. However, this is not entirely correct. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart does not stop beating, but it does stop pumping blood well. Since the heart's primary function is to pump blood through the body so individuals can live a healthy life, this is a significant health problem. 

There are many options for heart failure treatment. Many individuals need to follow a heart-healthy diet. If they are also dealing with high cholesterol, they will need cholesterol medication to help. Heart failure patients with high blood pressure may need beta-blocker medications to reduce their pressure. Surgery for heart failure is also common, as is an eventual heart transplant. Ultimately, treatment for heart failure depends on the stage.

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What Is Heart Failure?

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Heart failure 

is a problem individuals develop when their heart struggles to pump blood the way it usually does and should do. Their heart is slower and does not work well. Their body struggles as a result. Unfortunately, there are many reasons someone might develop heart failure. Coronary artery disease is one of the leading causes of heart failure. It occurs when the arteries cannot keep up with the supply and demand of blood and oxygen the heart needs to work properly. An individual's heart cannot work correctly when their arteries clog and do not send enough blood through. 

Heart attacks are another common cause of heart failure. In this case, the arteries are suddenly so blocked that nothing makes it through, and individuals suffer a heart attack. Cardiomyopathy is another common reason individuals might develop heart failure. Problems with blood flow often cause this. However, other issues, such as an infection, can cause it as well.

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