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Need Help Managing Congestive Heart Failure. How Do You Have Quality Of Life? How Much Rest Is Necessary? How Long Can You Work With Chf????

Need Help Managing Congestive Heart Failure. How Do You Have Quality Of Life? How Much Rest Is Necessary? How Long Can You Work With Chf????

How do you manage congestive heart failure? Trying to figure out how to minimize symptoms. What medicines work for you to minimize symptoms.

8 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Great answer but meds aren't always the solution. A diuretic will help but I do mine in moderation monitor my fluid intake no salt. If you read the labels on everything there's too much salt in them anyway. try and keep your sodium under 1500 mg a day. But something I found that helps quite a bit B I C Y C L E. It's not hard on the knees. You can travel in different directions see and experience different things. If you can get one with 21 gears. They're called mountain bikes. If you're a guy don't be ashamed to get what's called a female bike because the lower bar will give you easier access to the seat. At our age it don't matter!! You can probably find one free on Craigslist or any local Shopping Guide people giving bikes away all the time. If you don't see one post an ad on Craigslist telling your situation and ask if anybody's willing to contribute. You'll find that there's plenty of kind people out there looking to help in any way they can. You're in my prayers.

6 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

RBBB. nonischemic cardiomyopathy.
That isn't my biggest problem
The biggest problem is my brain. It always has been the problem.
Read my post from today.

02/14/2022
jb

8 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

LonelyCajunMan,

I had a 21-speed bicycle that I rode for thousands of miles twenty-five years ago. I had no idea that anyone on Craig's List would donate a bicycle. I appreciate your post. I'm making inquiries.

I have some serious problems keeping my balance walking. I have a gut feeling that riding a bicycle is something I can still do. I want to make an attempt. I can't get my driver's license back. Neurological problems are preventing that, but I don't need a license to ride a bicycle.

Many thanks. And one more thing. How do you post your email address on someone's wall and limit the views to just the person you select? 👀

Many of us here would like to know the answer to that question. 💖

6 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

CHF cant hardly function. Watch your sodium and fluid intake. Daily weight is important.
I have been dealing with a pleural effusion now for a month now and when i am feeling like crap the scale justifies it. The 2 to 3 lb increase in weight could be fluid build up with no edema.

7 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Hi Jeffery,
What type of heart condition do you have?

8 months ago

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