Heart failure: four warning signs – Yahoo News

Heart failure: four warning signs – Yahoo News

This is a pathology that should progress by 25% every four years: heart failure now affects 1.5 million French people . A number that is even underestimated because patients are slow to be diagnosed. The disease kills 70,000 people every year. It affects above all people aged 60 and over but its incidence still increases before the age of 55, as in other European countries, due to lifestyle habits that are harmful to health, such as smoking, physical inactivity or poor diet.

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So this pathology is far from trivial, which is why the health insurance company will start a big awareness campaign next week, especially with advertisements and videos broadcast to pharmacists and some doctors.

Shortness of breath, fatigue, weight gain and swelling

If heart failure is taken care of early enough, the worst can be avoided as there are warning signs that should alert us. These are symptoms that may seem trivial, but which a person can experience, for example, several weeks before a heart attack. Stéphanie Schramm is a doctor responsible for chronic diseases at a health insurance company and describes in detail the symptoms and Heart Failure “It’s often confused with signs of aging,” she explains.

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