How does diabetes increase the risk of heart failure?
Studies suggest diabetes and heart disease go hand in hand. The study showed that the risk of Heart Failure was higher among patients with longer Type-2 diabetes duration. Specifically, every 5-year increase in diabetes duration was associated with a 17% increase in the risk of Heart Failure, with the highest risk among those with a Type-2 diabetes duration of ≥15 years. What increases the risk of heart failure in diabetes patients? How does diabetes increase the risk of heart failure? I am 33 years old male with type-2 diabetes. Am I at risk of heart failure?
@ridgley Hello, People with diabetes are also more likely to have other conditions that raise the risk for heart disease like high blood pressure, high cholestrol, and High triglycerides. High blood pressure increases the force of blood through your arteries and can damage artery walls. Excess blood sugar decreases the elasticity of blood vessels and causes them to narrow, impeding blood flow. This can lead to a reduced supply of blood and oxygen, increasing the risk of high blood pressure and damage to large and small blood vessels. High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease. Having both high blood pressure and diabetes can greatly increase your risk for heart disease.