Lifestyle and home remediesBy Mayo Clinic staff
Your doctor will recommend a number of key lifestyle restrictions to reduce your risk of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy-related complications. You'll likely need to follow restrictions for your:
- Physical activity level. Competitive sports are generally not safe for people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In some cases, you 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. In some cases, you may need to follow a special diet.
- Weight management. Maintaining a healthy weight will prevent excessive stress on your heart and reduce health risks associated with surgery or other invasive procedures.
- Alcohol use. Drinking too much alcohol can trigger irregular heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation. If you drink alcohol, ask your doctor for specific guidance about what levels of alcohol are safe.
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