heartMany people feel tired or have frequent problems with leg swelling.  Did you know that congestive heart failure could be one of the diseases that may be causing these symptoms?  Often a person with congestive heart failure may have shortness of breath, history of hypertension, or other heart conditions that can cause the heart to become an enlarged muscle that is not pumping blood efficiently.

Treatments for congestive heart failure include but are not limited to diuretics (water pills), medication that control blood pressure and help heart function more effectively, salt restriction, and at times most importantly – lifestyle changes.