Disease Management

Help Your Heart

Here are some additional ways to help your heart by cutting down on its demands. Make sure you:

  • Stop SmokingDon’t smoke
  • Avoid secondhand smoke
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Wearing loose clothing-tight clothing can restrict blood flow and lead to clots
  • Maintain a healthy weight-being overweight increases demand on the heart
  • Avoid people with cold and flu
  • Create a healthier environment-take steps to reduce dust and humidity in your living space. You’ll breathe easier

People with chronic illnesses must adjust to the demands of the illness itself, as well as to the treatments for their condition. A chronic illness is an illness that lasts for a very long time and usually can be controlled through diet, exercise, and certain medicines.

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