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The hallmark of congestive heart failure (CHF) is shortness of breath. Treatment focuses on:
To best manage congestive heart failure, you need a doctor you can talk to and trust. At Dignity Health Southern California, our doctors and staff know how to listen. We provide comprehensive, coordinated, and caring heart failure treatment in Southern California at several convenient locations in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and in Inland Empire cities San Bernardino, Fontana, and Highland. Use our online Find a Doctor tool to make an appointment today.
A heart-healthy lifestyle can help you reduce your risk of developing heart failure:
Some cases of congestive heart failure may not be preventable. An example would be if your heart failure is caused by heart valve disease due to the normal aging processes.
If you have congestive heart failure, lifestyle changes are critical. You will need to follow a low-sodium diet and control how much fluid you drink. Your doctor may provide you with a maximum number of fluid ounces to drink each day.
Your doctor may also suggest treatments that reduce your heart’s workload and help relieve heart failure symptoms. These treatments may include:
Your treatment plan may include a combination of approaches, such as lifestyle changes and medication.
Your doctor will talk with you about your personal preferences and concerns before making treatment recommendations. The severity of your condition, your age, and your overall health will also be taken into consideration.
Find a trusted partner in managing your heart health at Dignity Health Southern California today.
Dignity Health doctors and staff partner with patients to provide expert heart failure treatment in Southern California.