By Julia Shillinglaw
Richard Hollis can’t move around like he used to. He says it’s a combination of leg injuries and congestive heart failure, which can fill his lungs with fluid and make it hard for him to catch his breath.
Congestive heart failure is a chronic condition that occurs when the heart can’t pump blood as well as the body requires.
Rapid weight gain is common among patients with congestive heart failure, and it usually means excess fluid buildup. Doctors say these symptoms must be regularly monitored to prevent emergency situations in patients.