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  1. Topic Overview

    WebMD provides information on Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and its uses, side effects, health claims, benefits, and safety information. Learn about CoQ10 here.

  2. Healthy Eating: Eating Less Sodium

    When you have heart failure, you need to eat less sodium, which is a component of salt. You will feel better and will lower your risk of being hospitalized by following the suggestions in this Actionset.Key pointsYour doctor may limit your sodium intake to less than per day.Keeping track of your sodium intake is the surest way of evaluating your diet.Processed foods and restaurant foods typically

  3. Heart Failure: Taking Medicines Properly

    Medicines do not cure heart failure. However, they can make you feel better, help your heart work better, and help you live longer.Key pointsTake a list of your medicines or bring your medicines with you when you visit your doctor. Include both medicines that were prescribed to you by other doctors and any nonprescription medicines and natural supplements that you take. Review the list with your .

  4. Heart Failure and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

    WebMD looks at heart failure treatment with angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARBs, a drug designed to improve blood flow.

  5. Topic Overview

    Most people with heart failure can still have an active sex life. But sexual problems are common. Your interest may drop,or you may have shortness of breath or other symptoms that limit your ability to have sex. Men may have erection problems. To make sex easier on you and your heart: Avoid sexual activity when: It's very hot or humid outside. You're under stress. You've just had a meal. ...

  6. Heart Failure: Activity and Exercise

    When you have heart failure, it is very important to exercise regularly. If you are not already active, your doctor may want you to begin an exercise program. Of course, a safe level of exercise will depend on your specific diagnosis and stage of heart failure. But even if you can only do a small amount of exercise, it is better than not doing any exercise at all.Key pointsHave a checkup before ..

  7. Beta-Blockers for Heart Failure

    Drug details for Beta-blockers for heart failure.

  8. Your Heart Rate

    WebMD explains how to monitor your heart rate and stay within your target heart rate zone during exercise.

  9. Heart Failure Treatment With Potassium and Magnesium Supplements

    Read about potassium or magnesium supplements and how they're used to treat heart failure.

  10. Heart Failure and the BNP Blood Test

    WebMD explains how a BNP blood test is used to detect heart failure and monitor your progress with treatment.

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