Heart failure is a chronic condition, which means it requires long-term treatment. You should be prepared to make changes to your lifestyle to help control your heart failure, and any other medical conditions you may have.

In addition to managing the heart failure therapy your doctor has recommended, you may have to adapt other aspects of your lifestyle, such as diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption, to ensure that you get the most benefit from your treatment.

This section provides you with further information on how each of these lifestyle factors affect your heart failure, and what changes you should try to make to reduce their impact on your condition.

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