SETTING A MANAGEMENT PLAN
Better your body for a healthier heart.
Chronic heart failure (HF) is a long-term condition for which there is no cure. But setting and adhering to a good management plan can keep symptoms under control, slow disease progression and maintain quality of life for many years1-3. The key is to make small changes to your lifestyle, adopt an approach to healthier eating and introduce the right types of exercise to ensure your heart is functioning as well as it can. We’ve provided some useful tips and tricks to make your path to a healthier you a lot easier.
In order to properly manage your condition, you need to closely watch your symptoms and keep track of any changes. Knowing what to discuss with your doctor will help keep you on the right path, and help your doctor track disease progression. We’ve made that easy for you with our symptom checker and patient – doctor discussion guide.
Hear from others just like you.
HF doesn’t have to define the lives of you and your loved ones. Listen to these stories and to hear from others like you.
“I'm very determined, I want to live my life as best I can”
“Get them to quit smoking and drinking, it is a must”
“Everything can be quite normal and you can enjoy life as it is”
You are starting a new journey, but you don’t have to go it alone.
Starting on this heart failure journey may be daunting; the struggle is real and the road is long. But it doesn’t have to be a burden, and you don’t have to do it alone. It can be difficult to constantly maintain a healthy lifestyle and disease management regimen. So we have gathered a number of links to social channels and local advocacy groups that you may find helpful to keep you on the right path.
- NHS. Heart failure treatment. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/heart-failure/treatment/. Accessed 2 September 2020.
- American Heart Association. Treatment Options for Heart Failure. Available from: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-failure/treatment-options-for-heart-failure. Accessed 2 September 2020.
- American Heart Association. Lifestyle Changes for Heart Failure. Available from: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-failure/treatment-options-for-heart-failure/lifestyle-changes-for-heart-failure. Accessed 15 September 2020.