Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure, sometimes simply called heart failure, occurs when your heart no longer has the ability to pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout your body. This can prevent your other organs from receiving the life-giving nutrients and oxygen carried by your blood. Thankfully, you can eliminate certain risk factors from your lifestyle to help deter heart failure.
One risk factor that can increase your chances for developing congestive heart failure is hypertension, or high blood pressure. While a lack of a healthy diet and exercise can contribute to hypertension, it can also result from medication such as YAZ. YAZ, also called Yasmin or Ocella, is an oral contraceptive that has been linked to serious health issues such as hypertension. If you now have hypertension due to taking YAZ, contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187 to learn more about your legal options.
Hypertension and Heart Failure
Hypertension is blood pressure that is elevated beyond normal levels. With high blood pressure, your heart must work harder to push the life-giving fluid through your arteries. This causes your heart to enlarge as the muscle thickens. While this may sound like a stronger heart, it can actually make your heart weak or stiff over a long period of time, decreasing its ability to pump blood.
Complications from Congestive Heart Failure
As blood flow decreases from congestive heart failure, you can suffer from several major complications, including:
- Heart attack
- Liver problems
- Kidney damage
- Problems with heart valves
If you are diagnosed with congestive heart failure, you should be aware of the health issues that you may face. In some cases, this can result in pain and suffering as well as high medical bills and lost wages. If you developed hypertension, leading to heart failure, due to taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more, contact an experienced YAZ lawsuit lawyer from Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today.