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What are the precautions should be taken for a weak heart?

what can you do to help your weak heart improve?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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Your question implies that you have been evaluated and treated...with a diagnosis of 'weak heart' - like the residual after having had a heart attack or non ischemic cardiomyopathy. If that is the case then I would recommend brisk walking for 20-30 minutes daily. If you can't do that then slow walking or stationary biking or water aerobics or whatever you can manage. But some version of vigorous activity for 20-30 sustained minutes. Gradually build up as you are able. Perhaps every two weeks you can advance the rate or distance or both. You will have good days and bad days...take advantage of the better days and work a little harder then. If possible try loosing weight. You would be amazed at how weight loss will improve your stamina and energy...this goes hand in hand with the above advice of being more active. Your heart is amazingly adaptive and actually will grow collateral vessels around blocked arteries if made to do doesn't happen over night though. Expect as long a couple of years...but keep at it and you will do well. Lowering cholesterol, while I endorse it generally, will not strenghten your heart in anyway. Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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