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Congestive Heart Failure (cont.)

What Causes Congestive Heart Failure? Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a syndrome that can be brought about by several causes. Congestive heart failure is a weakening of the heart caused by an underlying heart or blood vessel problem, or a combination of several different problems, including the following: Weakened heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) Damaged heart valves Blocked blood vessels supplying the heart muscle (coronary arteries), which may lead to a heart attack (This is known as ischemic cardiomyopathy. If there are other, noncoronary causes, these are collectively termed nonischemic cardiomyopathy.) Infections, commonly viruses, which for unknown reasons affect the heart in only certain individuals High blood pressure that results in thickening of the heart muscle (left ventricular hypertrophy) Congenital heart diseases Certain genetic diseases involving the heart Prolonged, serious arrhythmias A variety of less common disorders in which the heart muscle is infiltrated by a disease process There are over a hundred other less common causes of heart failure, which include a variety of infections, exposures (such as radiation or chemotherapy), endocrine disorders (including thy Continue reading >>

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  1. juliekaboolie

    I have no idea whether or not I'm in ketosis. I eat absolutely NO fruit other than 1-2 squares of 85% dark chocolate per day. 2 squares totals 5 carbs. I eat no potatoes, grains, or starchy veggies. I actually eat meat, fish, eggs, fats (coconut oil, olive oil, butter, and cream), green veggies (ie, kale), and nuts (infrequently...almonds, pistachios, macadamias, or cashews only). I don't trust ketostix, so I'm wondering if I'm in ketosis?? I aim for 20 net carbs per day. I figure I'm plus/minus 5 on that. Thoughts? What does ketosis feel like for you?
    Oh and P.S. I usually eat a one minute muffin everyday with butter on top.

  2. nspeedracer

    For me its when im not bloated and my teeth stay clean regardless of brushing. I dont really feel much different in or out of ketosis, unless im really in mega ketosis and workingout makes me lightheaded

  3. rosehip

    If I am really immersed in ketosis...a slightly metallic taste in my mouth. This goes away when I drink a LOT of water though....which I should be doing...right now...gotta go

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