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Can congestive heart failure cause weight gain?

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Contestive heart failur can cause weight gain. It's from the extra fluid that doesn't get flushed from your body the way it should.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is Heart Failure?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Heart Failure?" "What Causes Heart Failure?" "What are the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure?" "Living with Heart Failure."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 1, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is Heart Failure?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Heart Failure?" "What Causes Heart Failure?" "What are the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure?" "Living with Heart Failure."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 1, 2017

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