Hi dear readers,
Today, I was wondering what topic would be of interest for you? At the end, I choose the “HEART”. We give heart in everything we do, but what kind of health we are offering to our heart?
Here, we will discuss about heart failure, what it is, signs and symptoms, how to treat it adequately. The most important thing is to discuss how to prevent it especially in diabetic patients.
"Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen."
This definition is according to the American Heart Association (AHA). And, the heart does not work properly, managing its workload as normal. However, it is going underestimated, i.e it is not taking the right attention by the healthcare providers. So, it is becoming a serious concern.
It is a must to get the patients well trained about its possible symptoms and symptoms and appropriate care. Many international meetings do conclude that the treatment of heart failure in diabetic patients is getting an aggressive trajectory.
"There's so much new data coming out all the time. We want to bring attention to the fact that diabetes and heart failure have substantial overlap, and it's important to stay up to date on new information,"
said Dunlay, a heart failure cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
On the other hand, during heart failure, insufficient oxygenated blood is pumped throughout the body. Studies have confirmed that this is a risk factor for diabetes or aggravating diabetes when already set.
There are some points I wanted to pass to you today, so it would be much easier for you to discuss them with your doctor and take the most appropriate actions:
If your chances are high, then, tell your doctor for any other less risky option you might have. Otherwise, go on with your current drugs, but being very attentive of the possible signs of heart failure (as given in the following sections).
If there heart failure is confirmed, patients should stop taking any of thiazolidinediones drugs including rosiglitazone, and start immediate therapy with potassium-sparing agents such as spironolactone or amiloride.
Recognizing the symptoms of heart failure if you have not developed until now would help getting the treatment in time. In case you have already developed heart failure, and the symptoms are getting worse, this means that your situation is aggravating.
The signs that you should be aware of are as following:
Once you notice any of these symptoms, should seek immediate medical help.