How Does The Amount I Weigh Affect My Risk Of Getting Heart Failure?

Question: How does the amount I weigh affect my risk of getting heart failure?

Answer: Obesity's directly related to your risk of developing congestive heart failure. It's related to hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol, and sleep apnea. It's very important to maintain a healthy weight -- not be too thin, not be too heavy, to be right in the middle and to be physically fit in order to decrease your chances of living with congestive heart failure.