Patients with heart failure (HF) commonly have unintentional weight loss, depressive symptoms, and elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). Each of these variables has been independently associated with shorter cardiac event-free survival.
Why do CHF patients lose weight?
Congestive Heart Failure and Weight Loss Low blood flow around the gastrointestinal tract may make it harder for the body to absorb nutrients and move food through the body.
What causes rapid weight loss in elderly?
Heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and cancer are leading causes of weight loss in the elderly. Poor circulation causes a decrease in body mass because of the heart’s inability to effectively pump and deliver nutrients to the various parts of the body.