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What lifestyle changes can help with diastolic heart failure?

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To help ease symptoms and improve the way your heart pumps, your doctor will probably suggest:

  • A heart-healthy diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Work to get to a healthy weight
  • You quit smoking

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is Heart Failure?" "Types of Heart Failure," "Warning Signs of Heart Failure."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Heart failure (Beyond the Basics)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Understanding Heart Failure: Types."

HeartHealthyWomen.org: "Diastolic Heart Failure."

National Jewish Health: "Diastolic Dysfunction."

Cleveland Clinic: "Understanding Heart Failure."

Cedars-Sinai: "Heart Failure."

Baptist Health: "Diastolic Heart Failure."

American Heart Association: "Common Tests for Heart Failure."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is Heart Failure?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is Heart Failure?" "Types of Heart Failure," "Warning Signs of Heart Failure."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Heart failure (Beyond the Basics)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Understanding Heart Failure: Types."

HeartHealthyWomen.org: "Diastolic Heart Failure."

National Jewish Health: "Diastolic Dysfunction."

Cleveland Clinic: "Understanding Heart Failure."

Cedars-Sinai: "Heart Failure."

Baptist Health: "Diastolic Heart Failure."

American Heart Association: "Common Tests for Heart Failure."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is Heart Failure?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 6, 2019

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