Weakened left ventricle walls cannot pump enough blood into the body.
Blood becomes trapped (“congested”) in the left ventricle, causing the ventricle to enlarge.
Heart failure is a serious condition, but it does not mean that your heart has failed. It means that your heart is not pumping blood into your body very efficiently.
The left side of your heart pumps blood to the body including the brain and kidneys. The right heart pumps blood to the lungs. Heart failure can affect the left or the right side of your heart, or both.
Most commonly, a problem with function on the left side of the heart produces back pressure leading to additional right heart failure.
The main symptom of heart failure is breathlessness. This, together with some other common symptoms are explained below.
Breathlessness might occur, or become more noticeable, when walking or exerting yourself.
People with more severe heart failure might experience breathlessness when resting and may notice that this gets worse when they lie flat. During the night, you may wake and feel an urgent need to sit up and get a breath in. A cough and a frothy spit can also accompany the breathlessness.
Tiredness and lethargy
Tiredness and lethargy are also common symptoms of heart failure. This is a result of poor blood flow to the body organs including the muscles.
People with heart failure have a tendency to retain fluid. This appears as swollen ankles and legs because of excess fluid building up.
You may notice that your shoes don’t fit and socks appear tight or leave a prominent indent above the ankle.
Loss of appetite
People with heart failure can also notice a loss of appetite. This is because the liver and stomach can become enlarged, due to excess fluid, making you feel sick (nausea) and have a loss of appetite.
Topically apply 5 drops of the Heart Restore Blend over the heart, twice a day.
Apply the Legs and Blood Flow 100ml over the legs and feet as needed for blood flow to the lower limbs.