Although heart failure can usually not be cured, there are many practical things that you can do to take care of yourself so that you can continue to enjoy life.

With the right care and support, heart failure should not keep you from doing most of the things you want to, as long as you are aware of your own limits.

Your future health depends on how well your heart functions and how well your heart responds to treatment. But it also depends on you. How well you work with your doctor or nurse to control your symptoms and how well you follow your treatment plan can make a big difference to your outcome.

In this section we look at specific areas of your life which may be affected by your heart failure and consider practical steps that you can take to help manage your condition. Click on any of the links to the left to learn more.

For more detailed information on how heart failure is managed take a look at the sections on What your doctor can do for your heart failure? and What can you do to manage your heart failure?

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