Congestive Heart Failure (or CHF or simply heart failure) is a very common condition that affects millions of Americans. Unfortunately, it can be debilitating for some. Fortunately, there are many food treatments that can used to help people live a "normal" life. I would strongly recommend that you discuss this with your doctor
. A heart specialist or cardiologist
can often be very helpful.
Keep in mind that there are many types of heart failure and these range from very severe to very mild. There are some people who can live normal lives -- but this does require adherence to a specific regimen. Please talk to your doctor more.
The key to maintaining a normal life involves having a good medical regimen (talk to your doctor about this -- there are dozens of medicines available, and he or she can help the right ones for you) as well as maintaining healthy lifestyle choices. This can be hard. These include eating a low salt diet, watching what your drink, limiting alcohol, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight.
Sometimes the above diet/exercise and medications can be burdensome. But over time people get used to it and it does not influence your life very much. If you do these things, you can hopefully lead a normal life despite CHF. Again, please discuss with your doctor.