JAMES Young, II - You play an important role with your heart failure
James ignored classic heart failure symptoms, but once faced with a frightening prognosis, he made major changes to turn his health around. Today, he volunteers as an ambassador for our Rise Above Heart Failure program.
The magnitude of adjusting to a heart failure diagnosis can be a daunting realization that can leave one feeling alone, frightened and hopeless. In addition to digesting what lies ahead, you're now introduced to complex prescription medication(s), being instructed to log daily blood pressure readings, weighing yourself daily, and paying more attention to your symptoms, which can become a part-time job in itself.
Don't give up!
Here's why; the consequences of not following your heart failure treatment plan can lead to re-admission. So, education and support from loved ones will be imperative as you move along towards recovery.
Wanna take charge of your condition? Are you ready track your day-to-day numbers? I have a great solution for you.
Dealing with a heart failure diagnosis can be difficult. With the diagnosis may arise depression and anxiety, which are common emotions heart patients grapple with – I certainly did.
I find that implementing the American Heart Association's self-management mobile app, HF Path, can empower you as a heart failure patient and make scheduled reporting to your doctor / cardiologist specialist seamless and well-organized.
Instead of remembering to pull out a physical log sheet every day to record your numbers, you can use your mobile phone – you're using your smart phone for everything else, right? What better way to stay the course and take control of your condition by using a device that you carry around with you every day!
At your fingertips, you can track your blood pressure, weight, symptoms, and access various resources to help you better understand your condition.
By incorporating the HF Path mobile app into your treatment regimen, you no longer will be in the dark as far as your daily status and you will not have to wait until your next doctor visit to find out how you’re doing. You'll have the basics recorded within the app to share with your doctor.
Get empowered! Download the HF Path mobile app today!
Rise Above HF is nationally supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
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