Congestive heart failure, or CHF, is among the most commonly found chronic diseases in America. Nearly five million individuals suffer from this condition, and 500,000 others develop CHF each year. This illness may be mild, or it can become quite severe and interfere with normal life.

People with CHF experience many deviations from their previous daily activities. They must take medications to decrease fluid buildup and to decrease the work performed by their heart tissue. Several of these cause anxiety and fatigue. These medicines may also hinder physical relationships with a life partner.