One of the most important things for any individual to always do first and foremost, if they ever suspect that they have heart problems, is to always go to a doctor, tell the doctor what they suspect and get a physical exam.
Second, the best practicable healthy things to do for the regular person is to (1) make sure that they are fully aware of the state of their health and (2) to get knowledge about the body and in this case, knowledge about the heart and what is heart failure.
Before anything has happened, if an individual wants to become knowledgeable about the heart, or be in the know, then a good place to start will be to learn, in general, about all the various common heart issues and conditions. And to get definitions for exact functions of the heart as well as what can go wrong. So education and understanding is a major part of the process. All of this general knowledge is available on the internet and we provide a source for this practical information. When unknown negative heart health circumstances are suspected, a good place to begin is to make notes and identify exactly what occurred, symptoms etc., and to learn to understand the situation. Reading the definitions of common heart problems is always a good place to start to gain knowledge.
How the Heart Works: The heart is a very strong muscle as it must work non stop to circulate the blood around the body. Blood returns into the top of the heart after all the oxygen has been used up in the blood and then that blood is pumped by the heart up into the lungs to obtain more oxygen. Then the returning oxygenated blood from the lungs flows back through the heart and is pumped out into the body to provide oxygen for the entire body.
Failing Heart: When the term heart failure is used it means that the heart is not working properly enough to completely supply the needs of the lungs and body. Therefore heart failure is a general term that is used to describe the situation that results when the heart is failing to do its job. So heart failure is the heart failing to work at its full capacity or to do 100 percent of its job. Therefore taking time to learn about all of the various common heart situations that can occur is valuable.
There are many symptoms associated with heart conditions from weakness to dizziness to chest pain. Only doctors have the ability to properly and exactly evaluate the meanings of the symptoms. However the definitions of the symptoms of common heart problems are easy to find on the internet plus all are well documented and can be read about to gain knowledge. As mentioned, we provide a source for this practical information.
Conclusion: One of the best practical health things to do for the regular individual, to make sure that they are fully aware of the conditions associated with heart health, is to gain a basic understanding about the heart and what is heart failure.