Jumat, 23 Maret 2012
Managing the stages of heart failure
If you follow the correct care and teamwork, the stages of heart failure would not be able to hold a person to perform the daily activities and even those things that they enjoy doing more. It all depends on how healthy your heart is, the potential patient knows how manage the stages of heart failure, how often do you visit your cardiologist and follows the treatment according to the instructions of the data. Here are a few tips to handle five major symptoms during heart failure: 1. difficulty in breathing-if the pain is seen as a potential symptom, the patient should be an oxygen plant at home in times of need. Doctors recommend nasal cannula so that the patient is less difficult to drink, eat and speak while using oxygen. Also avoids them to feel suffocated by the mask. The dosage of oxygen should be strictly suggested by your doctor; usually a low dose (31) is required for longer periods. If the patient has experienced severe breathlessness and feeling of drowning in pulmonary edema in the past during acute left ventricular failure, are often afraid that it could happen again, and this can prevent relaxation and sleep. 2. fatigue-this effort is linked with congestive heart failure can be an overwhelming event. So, patients and their families must be informed in advance this gradual decline of energy. Another thing to note is that drugs such as beta-blockers add fatigue. Could prove very difficult for patients to push, pull or lift things i.e. the tasks that use the upper part of the body. Therefore, the patient should at least point out as much as possible. Other measures may include moving the bed from an upper floor on the ground, using the wheelchair for commuting, with backrest, etc. 3. Bad kidneys-the patient's renal function starts getting worse with the characteristic low blood pressure. Therefore, in this case, diuretics become essential. But at the same time the need to keep a check on kidney functions hold less importance, hence the need for conducting blood tests should be avoided. 4. personality changes--people who suffer from heart failure risk may also face chronic anxiety and events. If one has been diagnosed with depression, serotonin reuptake inhibitors are said to be more useful than tricyclic antidepressants. They are infamous for causing arrhythmias that lead to sudden death. 5. Sleep Disorders-one of the most common symptoms of the disorder in a heart patient's sleep is leg tear that may cause the patient to have sleepless nights or sleep disorder. Quinine and baclofen are useful when dealing with these leg cramps. The patient may find it difficult to fall asleep in bed while force is dark and quiet around. On the other hand, can be nerve-wracking to doze off or even rest periods during the day with people around. To induce sound sleep and relaxation, zopiclone and diamorphine (2.5 mg) can be given respectively.