A combination of medical treatments, adjusting your lifestyle and self-management are the keys to effectively managing your heart failure and trying to live with your heart failure. Therefore, it’s important that you follow the advice from your doctor or heart failure nurse. You should also do all you can to adapt your lifestyle to reduce your symptoms and prevent progression of your heart failure. Having a positive relationship with your doctor or nurse can help you access other services and help for you to manage 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, general well-being and importantly how your doctor or nurse manages your condition with your help. Knowing any changes in your normal symptoms is a really important conversation you can have with your doctor during your appointment.

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.