Congestive heart failure - left
The goals of treatments are:
Treat the disease that is causing the heart failure
Relieve stress on the heart
Reduce risks of worsening heart failure
You should see a heart specialist. You may need to stay in the hospital when symptoms are severe.
Treatment may involve surgery or cardiac catheterization to open blocked heart arteries, medicines for high blood pressure, and lifestyle changes such as stopping drinking alcohol.
Persons with heart failure should eat less salt, avoid alcohol, and exercise moderately.
Medicines that may be used include:
Diuretics such as furosemide (Lasix) or spironolactone (Aldactone) to help the body get rid of extra fluid
Beta blockers and ACE inhibitors to reduce the stress on the heart and to prevent further muscle damage and scarring
Digoxin to increase muscle strength and slow down abnormally fast ...
This is the second of two posts that discuss my experience with serious side effects and complications from RA. Side effects have come under control for me, but complications are another story!
A Complication, is defined as an unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or a therapy. The disease can become worse in its severity or show a higher number of symptoms, become widespread throughout the body or affect other organ systems. A new disease may also appear as a complication to a previous existing disease. RA patients can face many complications, depending on the severity of the case of RA. Below is a short list of complications possible with RA:
Eye Complications - RA also increases the risk for eye problems, such as Sjogrens Syndrome , which can cause dry eyes, and eye inflammation or uveitis .
Lung Disease - About 10 to 20 percent of people with RA will develop chronic lung disease at some point. This includes Intrinsic Lung Disease and RA L...
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heart problems (e.g., heart attack, chest pain)
high blood pressure
overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
This drug may cause temporary blurred vision after you
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