Heart failure is a medical condition where it is not able to pump enough blood into the whole body. It doesn’t mean that your heart is about to stop functioning or stop working. Heart failure is the condition where the heart is not able to pump blood supposedly. It affects either one side or both sides of the heart.
When the heart has a weak pumping, it causes blood and fluid to go back to the lungs, edema of the extremities, tiredness, and shortness of breath. Seeking medical assistance is advised and should be prioritized.
Usually, the causes of heart failures are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. People are overweight, who had experienced a heart attack, 65 years old or older and men have the highest rate of heart failure than most women.
Heart failure does not have a cure and it’s a lifetime medical condition. However, there are tests to diagnose the disease early to preventive measures can be applied. Medications are also available.
Though it mostly affects adults, it can also affect children. People with heart failures could have this one or more symptoms; feels easily tired, experienced shortness of breath when doing strenuous activities such as weightlifting, exercise, running or any forms of physical activity, wheezing, have a hard time breathing, cough a lot, gain weight and edema.
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If you find yourself or suspects that you may be suffering from heart failure then you can be qualified to apply for SSDI or SSI. According to the SSA, this is one criterion that makes you eligible for the health benefits.