To manage endothelial dysfunction and prevent it from getting worse, your doctor talks with you about making lifestyle changes. You may need to:
- Eat more healthfully
- Lose weight
- Stop smoking
- Reduce stress
- Start exercising
Our behavioral psychologists and other specialists in our Cardiac Behavioral Medicine Program support you in making these changes. They, along with your provider, meet with you regularly to help you manage endothelial dysfunction.
The chest pain from endothelial dysfunction may flare up when exercising, yet exercise is an important part of managing symptoms and preventing the condition from getting worse. We show you ways to modify your exercise routine. We encourage you to exercise up to the point of discomfort, then ease up, and once your symptoms improve, continue.