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Confused about Stiff Heart, Diastolic Heart Failure, or HFpEF?
There is good data that suggests regular, moderate aerobic activity is helpful for patients with diastolic heart failure.
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I do exercise on a regular basis, but cannot do it daily because of the tremendous fatigue that accompanies exercise, @FarrisTimimi. Might this indicate that my heart meds need to be changed or is this typical? I also met with my endocrinologist recently who said that my magnesium level was at the low normal range (1.8) and that it was possible that when I exercise I go below the normal range and that causes muscle fatigue. I suppose that would affect the heart muscle as well? I have no edema.
It seems from what I have read that with diastolic dysfunction or early stage heart failure, there is basically nothing that can be done to improve it but that regular exercise like walking can help slow its progression. Is that correct?
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