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How can end-stage heart failure cause swelling?

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When your heart can’t move blood through your body, it can build up in certain body parts. That can lead to swollen feet, ankles, legs, or a swollen belly. You might also gain weight from fluid in these areas. Advanced heart disease makes swollen body parts and weight gain more likely.

From: Signs of End-Stage Heart Failure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “Warning Signs of Heart Failure,” “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure?” “What Is Heart Failure?”

American Heart Association: “Advanced Heart Failure.”

Heart Failure Society of America: “Common Symptoms of Heart Failure.”

Emory Healthcare: “Emory Advanced Heart Failure Therapy Center helps you understand heart failure.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Nocturia.”

Circulation : “A Patient’s Guide to Living Confidently With Chronic Heart Failure.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “Warning Signs of Heart Failure,” “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure?” “What Is Heart Failure?”

American Heart Association: “Advanced Heart Failure.”

Heart Failure Society of America: “Common Symptoms of Heart Failure.”

Emory Healthcare: “Emory Advanced Heart Failure Therapy Center helps you understand heart failure.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Nocturia.”

Circulation : “A Patient’s Guide to Living Confidently With Chronic Heart Failure.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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