Healthy lifestyle habits can help you prevent or minimize the effects of dilated cardiomyopathy.

  • Don't smoke.
  • Don't drink alcohol, or drink in moderation.
  • Don't use cocaine or other illegal drugs.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Follow an exercise regimen recommended by your doctor.
  • Get enough sleep and rest.
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