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Leg pain, water retention, one working lung. History of congestive heart failure. Right treatment advice?

my father is 66 he has congestive heart failure . he went to the dr today with leg pains, he is retaining water again. they told him only 5% of his heart is functioning. he alson has only one working lung . my father never takes things too seriously he does take his meds everyday and does what the dr says and is still working about 4 days a week. i just cant help bu think he doesnt have much time left.
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Hi ,Welcome to HCM ,
in heart failure apart from medicine life style modification also important part of heart failure treatment ,
avoid straineous physical activity ,
restrict salt intake
restrict fluid intake to
adopt healthy food habit ,
eat high fibre diet ,
avoid fatty ,fried food ,
do stress relaxing yogas ,
keep head end of bed elevated during sleep ,
be regular in your follow up with cardiologist ,
take care
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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