Heart failure is a chronic condition, which means it requires long-term treatment. You can do lots of things to help control your heart failure, and any other medical conditions you may have.

 In addition to managing the heart failure therapy your doctor or heart failure nurse have recommended, you may have to adapt other aspects of your lifestyle, such as diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption. Successful lifestyle adaptations are just as important as medical treatment for managing heart failure. To put it simply, patients who manage to change their habits accordingly are much more likely to live better and longer than those who don’t.

This section provides you with more 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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