Depression and anxiety
It’s 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 feeling worn out and fatigued. In addition, breathlessness can feel constricting and make you feel uneasy and anxious. Symptoms may prevent you from participating in normal activities, limiting your social network. You may also depend on help from family and friends, potentially making you feel that you are a burden to them.
It’s important to have a positive attitude because we know that a positive approach to managing your conditions leads to a better quality of life. If you have any concerns, then share them 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. There is a lot that you and your doctor can do to improve your quality of life. Click here to learn more about dealing with your emotions and managing your heart failure.