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Does anyone have bad abdominal swelling?

Does anyone have bad abdominal swelling? I have it so bad if I bend over can't breathe.

  1. Hi. halfbaked. I see you posted this several days ago. How are you feeling today? Are you feeling better? John. Community Moderator. heart-failure.net

    1. Yes I have been told this. Also have a list of foods I should avoid. I try, but sometimes it isn't easy. I'm trying to lose weight and eat smaller meals. Thank you for your advice.

    2. You are welcome. And I wish you all the best moving forward. John. heart-failure.net community moderator

  2. Had horrible abdominal swelling in February 2021 when I was diagnosed with heart failure at age 54 with an EF of 25. After 4 stents and 3 months on meds and exercise there is no swelling in abdomen or legs. Follow up Echo scheduled in two weeks. Hoping for drastic improvement in EF.

    1. , so glad to hear the swelling is way down! Please keep us posted on how your echo goes and wishing you a wonderful day. - John M. (Heart-Failure.net Team)

    2. As John noted above, that is so neat to hear that your current treatment regimen is working. It will be neat hearing the results of your upcoming echo. Please do keep us posted. John. community moderator heart-failure.net

  3. Got ECHO results today. EF is up to 55. Very thrilled with the results.

    1. That's wonderful news! Thank you so much for sharing with us and have a lovely evening 😀 - John M. (Heart-Failure.net Team)

  4. I've seen some cases where they have worse abdominal swelling, and it is diagnosed as Hernia. Even I come to know when a person suffers with heart attach, the abdomen gets bulge. Is it true? Could anyone pls confirm this for me?

    1. Heart problems can sometimes lead to swelling throughout the body (including in the abdomen) but it's important to speak with your doctor(s) about this. Take care and we'll see you back here soon. - John M. (Heart-Failure.net Team)

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