Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart’s function as a pump is inadequate to meet the body’s needs. The weakened heart muscle becomes less efficient in pumping the blood and, as the heart fails, other organs are affected.
Important lifestyle changes are necessary in the treatment of CHF. These may include modified salt & fluid intake, as well as the aid of medications. Regular exercise is also beneficial in maintaining overall functional capacity, quality of life, and possibly improved survival when tailored to the patient’s tolerance level.
Monitoring the appropriate medication, dietary, and exercise requirements for a CHF patient, as well as their on-going medical condition, can be quite overwhelming to both the patient and caregiver.
The professionals at Montrose Health Center are here to help.