Pulmonary or heart failure rehabilitation
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an exercise and education program provided by specially trained health professionals that teaches you the skills needed to manage your breathlessness and to stay well and out of hospital. Heart failure rehabilitation may run for up to 10 weeks and then most patients are given exercises to do at home.
Watching how much salt you eat
If you have problems with fluid retention (swollen legs and belly), your medical team may talk to you about avoiding food containing lots of salt and to make sure you do not drink too much fluid each day. Some patients need to take fluid tablets to help reduce fluid swelling.
Ensuring your vaccinations are up-to-date
The may include discussing seasonal influenza vaccinations and a pneumonia vaccine with your doctor in order to help support your immune system.