Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of complications related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Your doctor may recommend changes in your:

  • Physical activity level. Competitive sports are generally unsafe for people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Some people may be able to participate in low-intensity physical activities. Ask your doctor for guidance.
  • Diet. A healthy diet is an important part of maintaining your heart health.
  • Weight management. Maintaining a healthy weight will prevent excessive stress on your heart and reduce health risks associated with surgery or other procedures.
  • Alcohol use. Drinking too much alcohol can trigger irregular heart rhythms. If you drink alcohol, ask your doctor for guidance about safe levels of use.
Feb. 22, 2014