MOSCOW, March 9 – RIA Novosti. Bloating may indicate congestive heart failure. Express writes about this with reference to the data of British doctors.
This progressive condition, characterized by the inability of the muscle to pump blood throughout the body, can ultimately cause death, experts warn.
Other signs of heart failure include shortness of breath even at rest, feeling tired, swollen legs, persistent cough that can get worse at night, wheezing, confusion, and an irregular heartbeat. Loss of appetite, weight gain or loss, dizziness and fainting, depression and anxiety are also signs of a life-threatening condition.
Bloating occurs when substances such as air or liquid build up in the abdomen, causing it to expand. It is a typical symptom of an underlying disease or dysfunction in the body, not the disease itself.
The main cause of bloating is from excessive food intake and swallowing of air, known as aerophagia. Other causes of bloating include inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes mellitus, indigestion, or temporary constipation.