Does taking Coenzyme Q10 help me live longer and healthier if I have congestive heart failure?
MedHead Confidence Score: 4
Amount Saved: $9,000 cost of hospital readmission for heart failure
There are several studies supporting the use of coenzyme Q10 for heart failure. It helps reduce your chance of being hospitalized or dying from heart failure. The important thing is to make sure you are getting enough. Have your doctor check coenzyme Q10 levels in the blood. You need to have a level above 2. That usually means taking 400mg to 800mg daily and sometimes more. Make sure to take your other heart failure medications though, don’t use this to replace them. Saving $9.000 can really put a big dent in your mortgage, and not your heart 🙂
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