Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Your doctor may recommend adopting the following lifestyle changes to help you manage cardiomyopathy:

  • Quit smoking.
  • Lose excess weight.
  • Eat a low-salt diet. For most people, this means less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium daily.
  • Get modest exercise after discussing with your doctor the most appropriate program of physical activity.
  • Eliminate or minimize the amount of alcohol you drink. Specific recommendations will depend on the type of cardiomyopathy you have.
Jan. 24, 2014