You’ve recently been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. It started with a cough that wouldn’t go away and trouble breathing. You’ve been exhausted all the time. Sometimes, you felt like you had heart palpitations. When your feet, ankles, and legs started swelling up and it wouldn’t go away, you knew something serious was wrong. Before you panic, you need to understand that many people live with congestive heart failure every day. You simply have to find the best way to treat it.
What are Your Options to Treat Congestive Heart Failure?
We may suggest you begin with medications and lifestyle changes, including:
- No smoking
- No alcohol
- Exercise on a daily basis
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat heart-healthy foods
- Know your limits and take a break when you need it
Your Treatment for Congestive Heart Failure Will Depend on You
The only way to find out what type of treatment for congestive heart failure will work for you is to explore your options. Do your homework and meet with someone on our team. You can expect that the least invasive options will be advised first unless your condition is serious enough to merit a more aggressive form of intervention. However, treatment for this condition is not one-size-fits-all.
Move Forward Toward a Brighter Future
It is time for you to take charge of your heart condition. When you sit down with one of our specialists at the office of Dr. James DeStephens in Gainesville, express your concerns. Learn about your treatment options to find out what will be most effective. Keep an open mind. Once you find the treatment that will work, your quality of life will most likely improve. Stay on top of your heart health and know your body in order to feel your best. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started.