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Living with Heart Disease

Coronary artery disease is a chronic disease with no cure and if you have coronary artery disease, it is of utmost importance to take good care of your heart. This is particularly true if you have had a surgery to improve blood flow to the heart. It is important to take steps to stop the disease from progressing and there are certain steps that you can take to make living with heart disease easier:

  • Recognize the symptoms: Call your doctor if symptoms like pain in the chest, dizziness, nausea etc. become more frequent or severe.
  • Reduce your risk factors: Factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol puts you at a greater risk for future heart problems. It is advisable to consult with your doctor to treat these risk factors and reduce your risk.
  • Take your medications: Medications are used to control your symptoms and can help your heart work more efficiently.
  • See your doctor for regular check-ups: Schedule regular appointments with your primary doctor as it gives you the correct prognosis of your heart condition.