Heart Failure - Living With Heart Failure
Many people with heart failure have trouble
sleeping. Your doctor may be able to find out what is causing your
sleep problems and help you get a good night's
For more information,
- Sleep Apnea: Should I Have a Sleep Study?
- Insomnia: Improving Your Sleep.
Getting help for problems with
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
Talk to your doctor. You can get
help for erection problems or other sexual troubles. You also can follow
some tips to make sex easier on your heart. For more information, see the
Other things you can do to take care of
Help for caregivers
It can be rewarding to help a loved one with heart failure. But
it's also a lot of work. And it can be hard emotionally.
If you are taking care of a loved one, make sure that you also take
care of yourself. This can mean taking breaks by getting help from family or
friends. You also may be able to use respite care. These services provide
someone who will stay with your loved one while you get out of the house for a
few hours. For more information, see: