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Patient with chronic heart failure, controlled diabetes, raspy voice, lightheadedness, low salt diet, walk regularly. Can I have a decent life in future?

have chf and controlled diabeties---wonder if my meds are causing undesirable side effects such as a raspy voice ---light headedness ??? i do not have swelling and walk 30 minutes most days--- mile in 20 to 22 minutes, following low salt diet . at 71, is it possible for me to live some years with decent quality of life?????? Emory YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM !

With modern therapies, agood will power and good adherence to medical advice, it is possible to ahve a good quality lifestyle.
You seem to be doing fine. It dependson many factors and need to ALL the reports to be able to be precise.

Raspy voice may be due to medicines or if the left atrium (heart chamber) is enlarged too much to compress a nerve there.
Uncommonly it may be unrelated to the heart problem.
Can you mention the medicines you are on ?

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck !
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Answered: Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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