Frequently Asked Questions
6. How can heart failure be prevented?
Keeping your cholesterol and blood pressure levels healthy and keeping diabetes in check can help prevent coronary artery disease and heart failure.
You can prevent heart disease by losing weight if you are overweight, quitting smoking, and limiting the amount of alcohol you drink.
Doctors also recommend that you eat a diet low in salt because salt can cause extra fluid to build up in your body and can contribute to high blood pressure. Older adults should limit the amount of sodium they consume to 1,500 milligrams daily (about 2/3 of a teaspoon of salt).