Chronic heart failure is a long-term condition for which there is no cure. But setting and adhering to a good management plan can keep symptoms under control, slow disease progression and ensure a high standard of living for many years . The key is to make small changes to your lifestyle, adopt an approach to healthier eating and introduce the right types of exercise to ensure your heart is functioning as well as it can. We’ve provided some useful tips and tricks to make your path to a healthier you a lot easier.
Better your body for a healthier heart
Make the most of your medical appointments
In order to properly manage your condition, you need to closely watch your symptoms and keep track of any changes. Knowing what to discuss with your doctor will help keep you on the right path, and help your doctor track disease progression. We’ve made that easy for you with our symptom checker and patient – doctor discussion guide.
We’ve got your back
There is often a feeling of despair when receiving a heart failure diagnosis, but through education and support you too can live a happy life with heart failure.
You can find support groups and join various social media groups to hear about the experiences of others. We also suggest that you talk to doctors and other experts in the field. Don’t cower in the darkness, rather shine a light on heart failure.
You are starting a new journey, but you don’t have to go it alone
Starting on this heart failure journey may be daunting; the struggle is real and the road is long. But it doesn’t have to be a burden, and you don’t have to do it alone. It can be difficult to constantly maintain a healthy lifestyle and disease management regimen. So we have gathered a number of links to social channels and local advocacy groups that you may find helpful to keep you on the right path.
HEAR FROM OTHERS JUST LIKE YOU
Receiving a heart failure diagnosis can be scary, for you and your loved ones. It doesn’t have to define your life or the lives of your loved ones. There are 64 million people around the world who are not only surviving, but thriving while living with heart failure.
A simple way to help combat the feelings of defeat is by finding support through those who are also living with heart failure. Listen to these stories and listen to others who are like you.
Who was diagnosed with heart failure several years ago.
Who has lived with heart failure since birth.
Carer of his father, who is living with heart failure.
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