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How much water should you drink if you have congestive heart failure

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see your doctor: You didn't mention your specific diuretic but there are several from which to choose. Sometimes we use 2 from 2 different classes. You should also mak... Read More
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Change diuretic?: You should ask your physician, if you are on hydrochlorthiazide (h) if you should go to a loop diuretic, forsemide (f). Patients with chronic kidney d... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Depends: Most people with mild to moderate CHF do not need to restrict their water intake. If your serum sodium falls below 130, free water intake must be redu... Read More
Dr. Joan Gelin
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Heart failure: Please work with your cardiologist and / or your primary care doctor regarding changes with your diet. It is important to limit the amount of water a... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Chf: There is no firm rule for water intake in chf. You should be monitoring your intake and daily weights. You shouldn't be gaining weight and you need pr... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
It should be limited: Free water restriction in the latter stages of heart failure is a method to prevent development or the worsening of hyponatremia (low sodium levels). ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Makes it worse: The heart and kidneys have trouble handling water in chf. Excess water makes the problem worse. All CHF patients should drink only when thirsty. Peop... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 24 years experience
If your heart failur: E is caused by alcohol, no. Even if not, still probably a bad idea!
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Yes: Normal, non-stress echocardiogram is an excellent way to evaluate heart function & efficiency, specifically left ventricular ejection fraction (lvef).... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Yes: Stopping diuretics may worsen heart failure, high blood pressure, leg swelling and cause fluid in your lungs. There may be a few indications to hold y... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Usually...: ...It's the other way around (such as with kawasaki disease), but yes, it's possible.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Chf: It is possible, you need to work with your docs and follow the program closely. This is a high risk situation but with some luck and skill you can suc... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Cannot say for sure: It depends on you overall health and the function of your heart .Having heart failure can limit your options.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Go to ER: Congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and now feel like fluid build up with coughing up blood-- suggests exacerbation of CHF and possible add... Read More

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