Get help for depression and anxiety if you have them. Heart failure can be hard on your
emotions. Many people with heart failure feel
depressed or anxious. For more information on how to feel better, see
Coping With Your Feelings.
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
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 18, 2014
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