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What causes shortness of breath, swollen ankle and weight gain? 3 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Congestive heart failure is a chronic condition that affects the four chambers of the heart. Early symptoms include fatigue and weight gain. Irregular heart beat and wheezing indicate a worsening.

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Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. BMI is calculated using a person's weight and height. It can lead to other conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

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Ascites is when fluid fills the space between the lining of the abdomen and the organs. It usually occurs when the liver stops working properly, causing abdominal bloating and pain, and nausea.

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