Reducing "Fluid" around the "Heart"
Okay . . . so today, let's be an "out of the box" thinkers . . .
Since we've been talking about the heart . . . I thought today we'd ask this question . . . what do we know about a condition called "Pericardial effusion" and what can help???
Well . . . "pericardial effusion" is a buildup of "too" much fluid in the double-layered, saclike structure around the heart.
Now . . . the space between these layers "typically" . . . in a normal heart . . . contains a "small" amount of fluid and is not a serious problem . . .
Why you ask???
Well . . . this small amount of fluid actually "prevents" friction between these layers. Which is a good thing!
But . . . if abnormally "large" amounts of fluid accumulate . . . it can compress the heart which can restrict its ability to pump blood. This "now" becomes serious.
So what causes "pericardial effusion" and this extra pericardial fluid???
Well . . . science says . . . it's caused by "inflammation" . . . and this can occur after an illness, an injury, kidney issues, viruses, bacteria, fungi, drug reaction, exposure to radiation or even due to cancer like in the lungs.
And people that have "autoimmune diseases" like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop this extra fluid due to an increase of "inflammation" in the body.
Now . . . what are some of the symptoms???
Well . . . that would be . . .