Heart failure develops when the heart muscle is not
able to pump enough blood to meet the body's need. "Failure" does not mean that
the heart is not pumping. It means that it is not pumping as well as it should.
Bones affected by
Paget's disease contain extra blood vessels. When
Paget's disease affects a large amount of bone tissue, the heart pumps faster
and harder in order to supply blood to this extra bone, as well as to all
tissues of the body. If the heart cannot pump enough blood, heart failure
Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude -- from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can occur when caregivers don't get the help they need, or if they try to do more than they are able -- either physically or financially. Caregivers who are "burned out" may experience fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. Many caregivers also feel guilty if they spend time on themselves rather than on their...