Heart failure

In heart failure, the pumping function of the heart is reduced, resulting in insufficient blood circulation. This can be caused by conditions such as high blood pressure, a heart attack, or arrhythmias.


Heart failure can cause symptoms such as shortness of breath, reduced appetite, fluid retention, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, abdominal pain, a feeling of fullness, and reduced appetite.



A dietitian focusing on heart failure primarily monitors fluid and salt intake. Additionally, a dietitian can provide guidance on adopting a healthy eating pattern, part of a healthy lifestyle. By limiting fluid and salt intake and losing weight if overweight, the heart is less burdened, and symptoms can be reduced. The goal is to slow down the deterioration of heart function as much as possible.

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