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THE SYMPTOMS OF PPCM

"Shortness of breath on exertion, difficulty breathing while lying flat or difficulty breathing at rest can all happen when the blood returning to the heart backs up. It causes fluid to leak into the lungs, making it harder for you to breathe"

     Weakness and fatigue occur when the heart is not pumping out enough blood to the body, blood is rationed out first to the most vital organs (the heart and brain); all other organs have to work with a shortage of blood. Without enough oxygen-rich blood, the body tires quickly.

Palpitations happen when the heart beats faster so that it can compensate for its weaker pumping ability. ​

 

     Shortness of breath on exertion, difficulty breathing while lying flat, or trouble breathing at rest can all happen when the blood is returning to the heart backs up. It causes fluid to leak into the lungs, making it harder for you to breathe. 

     Wheezing and coughing occur when fluid leaks into the lungs; it often causes a cough, which is the lung’s way of trying to remove the fluid. 

     Chest pain a discomfort, heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing, or painful feeling in your chest. It can be mistaken for indigestion or heartburn.

 

     Fluid in the lungs happens when the heart is not pumping strong, causing the fluid to back up around the lungs.

     Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting.

     Weight gain from fluid retention happens when the buildup of excess fluid can cause a sudden increase in weight more than 2 pounds in 1 day or 5 pounds in a week.

 

     Fluid in the lungs happens when the heart is not pumping steady, causing the fluid to back up around the lungs.​

     It can cause lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting.

     Weight gain from fluid retention happens when the buildup of excess fluid can cause a sudden increase in weight more than 2 pounds in 1 day or 5 pounds in a week.​

     Swelling in the legs, ankles, feet, and belly occurs when the heart is not pumping effectively, blood, and fluid collects around the body. Gravity causes much of this fluid to gather in the feet, ankles, and legs.

     Decrease appetite happens when fluid backs up in the liver, causing the liver to enlarge to such an extent that the stomach cannot expand much. It makes you feel full after eating small amounts of food.

     The bulging of the veins in the neck is caused by extra fluid in the body.