Lead a healthy lifestyle:

Enjoy fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat protein and dairy products

Limit salt to 1,500mg per day

Avoid frozen dinners, fast food/packaged foods, canned foods such as soup, lunch meat and salt you can see: pretzels, crackers

Lose weight if needed to lesson the work load of the heart

Weigh yourself every day. Report a fast weight gain of 2 pounds in one day or 4 pounds in a week to your doctor

Stop smoking

Limit alcohol, one drink per day for women and two for men

Walking or biking on most days can help to decrease symptoms. Do not exercise if symptoms have worsened

See your doctor for office visits as ordered.

Source: UH Elyria Medical Center University Hospitals of Elyria 2018

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