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If you have heart failure, the following tips may help you deal with fluid buildup that makes it hard to breathe.
Call your doctor if you have new symptoms or if your symptoms have become worse since you last saw your doctor.
Sit in a chair or prop yourself up with pillows. At night, sleep with one or two pillows under your upper body and head.
For example, avoid climbing stairs or walking longer distances until you can do so more easily.
Smoking will make it harder for you to breathe.
Current as of: January 10, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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