1 Julia Shammas Community Health Promotion Tool HCS/245 October 5, 2015 Cheryl Meaux
2 What is Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)? Congestive Heart Failure means that the heart is no long working at full capacity, this doesn’t mean that the heart stops beating. According to Nutricell (2012), when the condition progresses, other health conditions such as narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) or high blood pressure gradually leave your heart too weak or stiff to fill and pump efficiently. CHF can strike at any age but it is more apparent in individuals over the age of 65, that why it’s important to know what the risk factors are and how to avoid this condition. What are the risk factors? There are several risk factor associated with CHF and they include: Diseases that damage your heart: Coronary heart disease, High blood pressure (Hypertension), and Diabetes. Smoking tobacco. Eating foods high in fat, cholesterol, and sodium.
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