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If one has CHF and walking makes them tired, better to scale back generally, or make effort to walk constantly? For my 91 year old grandfather.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: CHF

Exercise is generally good for folks with chf, but let's be realistic.
A 91 year old who has (even) well treated CHF is not going to be able to do much! 5 minutes of low level exercise (walking or swimming) once or twice a day would be as much as one could expect. He should be encouraged to do whatever he feels up to doing and there's no point in over-doing it.

In brief: CHF

Exercise is generally good for folks with chf, but let's be realistic.
A 91 year old who has (even) well treated CHF is not going to be able to do much! 5 minutes of low level exercise (walking or swimming) once or twice a day would be as much as one could expect. He should be encouraged to do whatever he feels up to doing and there's no point in over-doing it.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rest

Better to rest , but more importantly, have follow up to be sure meds are appropriately helping maximally - especially if legs are swollen, or difficult breathing, or swollen neck veins when lying back slighltly.

In brief: Rest

Better to rest , but more importantly, have follow up to be sure meds are appropriately helping maximally - especially if legs are swollen, or difficult breathing, or swollen neck veins when lying back slighltly.
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Exercise

Exercise has been shown to be of benefit even with heart failure patients such that guidelines suggest having such patients enroll in cardiac rehabilitation programs where the patient is monitored while exercising.

In brief: Exercise

Exercise has been shown to be of benefit even with heart failure patients such that guidelines suggest having such patients enroll in cardiac rehabilitation programs where the patient is monitored while exercising.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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