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should be. But it can be deadly if
you don't get treatment.
Risk factors for heart failure
include heart attack, high blood
pressure and coronary artery disease. Symptoms range from fatigue
and nausea to shortness of breath
and swollen ankles.
If you're at risk or you are
experiencing symptoms, talk to
your doctor.
Before my diagnosis, I didn't
look at heart failure as something
that was manageable. I looked at it
as something that was a death sentence. And I certainly never thought
it was going to be something that
would happen to me.
But I now understand that heart
failure is a progressive disease that
can be maintained. You can keep it
under control if you have the proper
treatment and watch the signs and
the symptoms.

PHOTO BY LISA BOISVERT
OF WILD SIDE PHOTOGRAPHY

PATTERN ILLUSTRATION BY COCKATOO DESIGN

Losing Weight and
Gaining a Crown

Sandi Holloway,
a mom of two,
lost 100 pounds
after she was
diagnosed with
heart failure.

It took some time, but after my
diagnosis, I worked with my cardiologist and my physical therapist
and I started taking better care
of myself.
I watched what I ate, worked out
with a trainer and lifted weights.
Over the next few years, I lost more
than 100 pounds.
In March 2016, I flew from my
home in Townsend, Massachusetts,
to Fort Hood, Texas, to work out
with my son, Zachary, at boot camp
before he deployed to the Middle
East with the Army.
That same year, I went on to
share my story and compete in a
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