Skip to Content
Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Heart Failure: Tips for Easier Breathing
If you are under a doctor's care for
heart failure, the following tips may help you deal
with fluid buildup that causes difficulty with breathing.
Note: If your symptoms are severe enough to require these
measures and you have not been diagnosed with heart failure, call your doctor first. Also, call your doctor if these are
new symptoms or if your symptoms have become worse than they were when you
last saw your doctor.
Don't smoke. Smoking will make it more difficult for you
April 26, 2012
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Send Us Your Feedback
North Kansas City Hospital.