Heart Failure – recognising the signs

A big part of my reason for doing this blog is to raise awareness of heart failure.

Over half a million people in the UK live with HF. I displayed every single classic heart failure symptom, yet still didn’t take it seriously as I didn’t connect the dots. Convinced I had a chest infection, I pushed on & on until it was very nearly too late. If one person recognises the signs before I did then spilling my guts on the tinterweb will have been worth it.

British Heart Foundation describes heart failure as “the heart not pumping blood around the body as well as it used to.” An ordinary phrase to describe having your life turned upside down.

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The videos on the heartfailurematters youtube page are simple but informative.

This is a good article for the season: Looking after your heart this winter

Below is some information that everyone should know. Signs of heart failure should NEVER be ignored

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