It is very common for people with heart failure to feel depressed, uneasy or anxious.
Heart failure is a serious condition and the symptoms can leave you worn out and exasperated. In addition, breathlessness can feel constricting and make you feel uneasy and anxious. Symptoms may prevent you from participating in normal social activities, which can limit your social network. You may also depend on help from family and friends, which may make you feel that you are a burden on them.
It is important to have a positive attitude and share your concerns with your nurse or doctor. Keep taking any medicines prescribed by your doctor as these will help to ease your symptoms and make you feel more comfortable. While there is usually no cure for heart failure, there is a lot that you and your doctor can do to improve the quality of your life. Click here to learn more about dealing with your emotions.