All past ailments if there are any connections to his current health condition which is CHF then it should be made.
“There is no specific cure for CHF but it can be managed and one can have a good quality life.” Depending with the degree of CHF the patient may or may not be critically affected in their day-to-day life. In the event that its mild CHF then the patient should cease from taking part in strenuous activity, patients should avoid smoking either directly or indirectly. They should take part in physical activities depending with the level of CHF patients should avoid food that is high on salt and take many fruits to supply the body with all the right vitamins and minerals. There should be a follow up on the patients, and their symptoms should be monitored closely. Home care instructions should be followed to the latter as to the doctor’s instructions (Congestive heart failure, 2008).
It is highly advised that the patients understand well the signs and symptoms of CHF. Thus, get a guide on when to call a doctor or to seek medical help if necessary. If they were engaging in strenuous exercises and they experience a shortness of breath or they feel extremely fatigued then it’s time to stop or call a doctor. This practice is to help patients with self monitoring which has been proven to help in cases of CHF. Beneficial and great results have been recorded through such practices (Comprehensive heart failure 2011).
The patients should know the effects of CHF both now and the future and the implications of these effects. Generally, the more critical the disease, the worse the signs and symptoms and consequently the patient’s lifespan becomes shorter (DeFelice et al., 2010). They should know that the quality of life that they are living is bound to change, and they should be made ready for that, in general they should be ready for the changes that will be made