What can you do?

Eat less salty foods

Salt is the greatest enemy of the patient with heart failure. Due to the physical laws of the body retains fluid, which exacerbates problems and symptoms. Consume no more than 2 g of salt per day (less than one teaspoon). Avoid excessive use of table salt and seasonings, which contain a lot of: cheese, salty snacks, cans of meat, pickled vegetables, dried or smoked meat and most other processed foods.
Also, excessive drinking liquids cause a deterioration in symptoms and signs of heart failure.

Be physically active

Regular exercise strengthens the muscles, heart and blood circulation and soothing effect on stamina and strength. Carry out regular physical activity at least three times a week for 20 to 30 minutes. Useful mainly aerobic activities, such as. walking, swimming, cycling ... The duration and intensity of exercise, consult with your doctor.

Keep appropriate weight

Overweight unnecessarily burdens the heart. Consult with your doctor on how to reduce your weight. Many of you have already done, if you reduce the size of meals and avoid high-calorie, high-fat and sweet dishes.

Stop smoking

Smoking is bad for the lungs and heart. You should immediately consult with your doctor about appropriate and effective measures to stop smoking.

Renounce alcohol

Alcohol inhibits the effective functioning of the heart muscle. If you are taking or have your problems for heart failure express, do not drink alcoholic beverages.

Hang out with friends

Emotional health is of the utmost importance in dealing with health problems. Hanging out with friends and family members offering support and relief. Talk to them, because the only way they can understand your problems and help you.

Protect yourself from infections

It is recommended to protect against infection. Every year vaccinated against influenza and pneumonia.