Congestive heart  failure

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Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic progressive condition that affects the pumping power of your heart muscles. While often referred to simply as “heart failure,” CHF specifically refers to the stage in which fluid builds up around the heart and causes it to pump inefficiently.

You have four heart chambers. The upper half of your heart has two atria, and the lower half of your heart has two ventricles. The ventricles pump blood to your body’s organs and tissues, and the atria receive blood from your body as it circulates back from the rest of your body.

CHF develops when your ventricles can’t pump enough blood volume to the body. Eventually, blood and other fluids can back up inside your:

  • lungs
  • abdomen
  • liver
  • lower body

CHF can be life-threatening. If you suspect you or someone near you has CHF, seek immediate medical treatment.

Left-sided CHF is the most common type of CHF. It occurs when your left ventricle doesn’t properly pump blood out to your body. As the condition progresses, fluid can build up in your lungs, which makes breathing difficult.

There are two kinds of left-sided heart failure:

  • Systolic heart failure occurs when the left ventricle fails to contract normally. This reduces the level of force available to push blood into circulation. Without this force, the heart can’t pump properly.
  • Diastolic failure, or diastolic dysfunction, happens when the muscle in the left ventricle becomes stiff. Because it can no longer relax, the heart can’t quite fill with blood between beats.

Right-sided CHF occurs when the right ventricle has difficulty pumping blood to your lungs. Blood backs up in your blood vessels, which causes fluid retention in your lower extremities, abdomen, and other vital organs.

It’s possible to have left-sided and right-sided CHF at the same time. Usually, the disease starts in the left side and then travels to the right when left untreated.

CHF may result from other health conditions that directly affect your cardiovascular system. This is why it’s important to get annual checkups to lower your risk for heart health problems, including high blood pressure (hypertension), coronary artery disease, and valve conditions.

In the early stages of CHF, you most likely won’t notice any changes in your health. If your condition progresses, you’ll experience gradual changes in your body.

Symptoms you may notice first Symptoms that indicate your condition has worsened Symptoms that indicate a severe heart condition
fatigue irregular heartbeat chest pain that radiates through the upper body
swelling in your ankles, feet, and legs a cough that develops from congested lungs rapid breathing
weight gain wheezing skin that appears blue, which is due to lack of oxygen in your lungs
increased need to urinate, especially at night shortness of breath, which may indicate pulmonary edema fainting
Chest pain that radiates through the upper body can also be a sign of a heart attack. If you experience this or any other symptoms that may point to a severe heart condition, seek immediate medical attention.
 
Herbal remedies that help with congestive heart failure
 
Burdock plant Wild celery plant
60 capsules
$16.00
Astragalus root  
90 capsules
$21.00
Burdock root  
30 capsules
$11.00
Celery
 seeds
 
Ceylon cinnamon Ginkgo biloba leaf Hawthorne berry
90 capsules
$21.00
Ceylon Cinnamon  
30 capsules
$11.00
Ginkgo
biloba leaf
 
60 capsules
$16.00
Hawthorne
berry
 
Stinging nettle plant Yarrow flower
90 capsules
$21.00
Stinging nettle
root
 
60 capsules
$16.00
Yarrow
flowers
 
30 capsules
$11.00
Brahmi  
Bladderwrack Chanca piedra plant Ctas claw plant
30 capsules
$11.00
Bladderwrack  
90 capsules
$21.00
Chanca piedra  
30 capsules
$11.00
Cat's
claw
 
Juniper berry Milk thistle Red clover
90 capsules
$21.00
Juniper
berry
 
30 capsules
$11.00
Milk
thistle
 
60 capsules
$21.00
Red
clover flower
 
America Skullcap Schizandra berry Lion's mane mushroom
90 capsules
$31.00
American
Skullcap
 
90 capsules
$31.00
Schizandra berry  
60 capsules
$16.00
Lion's mane
mushroom
 
Shiitake mushroom    
30 capsules
$11.00
Shiitake
mushroom
 
   
 
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*Ashwagandha
(Withania somnifera)
*Astragalus
(Astragalus membranaceus)
*Brahmi
(Bacopa monnieri)
*Burdock
(Arctium lappa)
*Black Cohosh
(Cimicifuga racemosa)
*Bladderwrack
(Focus vesiculosus)
*Celery seeds
(Apium graviolens)
*Chanca piedra
(Phyllanthus niruri)
*Ceylon cinnamon
(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
*Cat's claw
(Uncaria tomentosa)
*Dandelion root
(Taraxacum officinale)
*Fenugreek
(Trigonella foenum graecum)
*Ginkgo biloba
(Ginkgo biloba)
*Horse chestnut
(Aesculus hippocastanum)
*Hawthorn berry
(Crateagus oxicanthus)
*Horny goat weed
(Epimedium sagittatum)
*Juniper berry
(Juniperus communis)
*Milk thistle
(Sylibum marianum)
*Maca
(Lepidium meyenii)
*Red clover
(Trifolium pratense)
*American Skullcap
(Scutellaria lateriflora)
*Saw palmetto
(Serenoa repens/serrulata)
*Stinging nettle
(Urtica dioica)
*St John's wort
(Hypericum perforatum)
*Sarsaparrilla
(Smilax aristolochiifolia)
*Schizandra berry
(Schisandra chinensis)
*Vitex
(Agnus castus)
*Valerian root
(Valeriana officinalis)
*White willow
(Salix alba)
*Yarrow
(Achillea millefolium)
*Lion's mane
(Hericium erinaceous
)
*Shiitake
(Lentinula edodes
)