Thirty years ago the management of heart conditions was purely focused on medical treatments, that is, what your doctor could do for you. It is now understood that the most effective approach to managing heart conditions is a combination of both medical treatments and lifestyle adjustments. Therefore, it is important that you follow your doctor's recommendations and do all you can to adapt your lifestyle to reduce your symptoms and prevent progression of your heart failure.

In this section we provide details of how you can help manage your heart failure. Even simple things, like taking a short walk every day, watching how much salt you have in your diet and weighing yourself regularly, can make a big difference to your symptoms and general well being.

Click on any of the links to the left to learn more about ways you can manage your heart failure.

You may also want to visit the Warning signs section to learn how to recognise if your symptoms are getting worse.