1 edition of Congestive Heart Failure: What You Should Know (Your Health: What You Should Know) found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||June 2000|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 57 p. :|
|Number of Pages||96|
nodata File Size: 4MB.
If you've been diagnosed with heart failure, know that there are multiple treatment options for managing the condition. Stretching before and after walking helps prevent injury and strain. Low-impact aerobic exercises such as cycling, dancing, swimming, or water aerobics are great ways to work your heart but are also easily modifiable to accommodate your fitness level and health restrictions.
Eating too much salt can make you thirsty, which can make you drink too much. This is usually one of the first tests your doctor will recommend. To reduce your sodium intake on a congestive heart failure diet, first stop adding table salt to your food. Sodium manages to sneak into even the healthiest-sounding foods, like cottage cheese.
Move around to keep your blood circulating. When you eat chunky soups, use a fork if you can, and leave the broth behind. It is important to manage your health to improve your quality of life.
The fluid buildup can cause shortness of breath and swelling of the legs and feet. : A picture of the heart, lungs and other chest structures that reveals whether the heart is enlarged or there are signs of lung damage. Chest pain if heart failure is caused by a heart attack When to see a doctor See your doctor if you think you might be experiencing signs or symptoms of heart failure.
For more information about staying well with heart failure, read our PDF resource. Treatment and prognosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Congestive heart failure drugs There are several medications that can be used to treat CHF, including ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, and more. The program includes exercise, relaxation, stress management, and heart-healthy nutrition. Long-term diseases — such as diabetes, HIV, an overactive or underactive thyroid, or a buildup of iron or protein — also may contribute to chronic heart failure.
Wear the same type of clothing each time. Very rapid weight gain from fluid buildup•
You often have difficulty breathing while lying flat and may need to prop up the upper body and head on two pillows.
These conditions can make your symptoms worse.
Communicate with the doctors and healthcare professionals: Your loved one may be too weak, or simply forget, to communicate their symptoms to the doctors and nurses.