It is alarming to ignore the primary signs of heart disease. When a person reaches the age of sixty-seventy, their body functions slow down. Even if you used to find climbing stairs easy, it becomes more difficult. Heart problems can also be indicated by exhaustion and dyspnea. Heart failure can be caused by anything that damages the muscle, or reduces the ability of the heart to function properly. Heart attack and coronary disease are the most common causes of organ damage. It can be caused by illnesses inherited from parents, high blood-pressure and heart valve defects.
A special abbreviation was created: FACES. F means fatigue. A person will feel tired if the heart does not pump enough blood to provide the body with sufficient energy. A is an acronym for activity restriction. People who are aware of heart failure cannot perform their normal tasks because they become tired quickly and experience dyspnea. C means congestion. Coughing, croaking and shortness in breath are caused by liquid accumulation within the lungs. Edema is swelling of the ankles.
Liquid accumulates when the heart is not able to return the blood from the lower extremities. The surplus liquid provokes quick overweight. S is shortness of breathe. Fluid in the lungs prevents carbon dioxide from used blood being converted into oxygen. Gravity can make it difficult to breathe when lying down, as fluid from the lungs reaches the upper trunk.