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

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
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
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
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
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
23 years experience in Cardiology
If your heart failur: E is caused by alcohol, no. Even if not, still probably a bad idea!
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Water intake: There is evidence that moderately increased fluid intake, above two liters daily, “may in fact benefit the kidney.” it is recommended in cases where p ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Dehydration.: Severe dehydration can lead to acute renal failure.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Your body will detoxify the alcohol in your liver, but if you get dehydrated, the kidney function will decrease causing more kidney problems.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience in Radiology
Well I don't know: But i would say not to drink more than one or two a day i would ask your nephrologist about this if you had one. I assume the taurine and caffei ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Drink: Yes you can. I would strongly suggest moderation , one beer, or one glass of wine only. Alcohol ingestion is bad for you even without a pacemaker.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Nothing...: If you really think you have true renal failure, where you are producing no urine, then you need to severely limit fluid intake unless you are on dial ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Usually: Upto 2 drinks a day for men, and one for women are considered ok, but this might not apply to everyone. This amount might not be safe in more advanced ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Wetzel
Specializes in Psychiatry
Moderation: First & foremost, you and your prescriber should discuss fluid management and diet at length. It's important to stay hydrated, eat a normal amount ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Good idea: It is a good idea to drink enough water so that your urine is not smelly or of deep color. However, you do not need to drink water excessively.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
One of the functions: Of the supraglottis is to flip a cover over the larnx/airway as one swallows. Laryngeal dysfunction can lead to impaired function & aspiration. If so, ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Too much is too much: You need salt in the diet but too much is too much! there are many problem related to excessive intake of salt.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Will worsen situatio: Alcohol is usually one of the major contributors to liver damage. Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious symptom of liver failure and needs to be treate ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Is possible: Generally, diabetes is a chronic disease that requires lifelong medical control and lifestyle changes. More deaths come from poor long-term control th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Nephrologist: Yours is a much more severe question. Your answer needs to come from your internist. I am not sure what your blood pressure status is or your cardia ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
20 years experience in Cardiology
Nothing at all: You don't have to do anything to prepare for wearing a holter monitor. And you should do everything you normally do in your everyday life, and try to ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience in Geriatrics
Likely Hypertension: Untreated hypertension is the most common cause of heart failure. Over the years, the heart gets enlarged and eventually does not have the strength to ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes but,: You need to consider the added calories into your daily calorie count.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
No: If some one is dehydrated simply consumiing water will do . If needed in fluids can be given.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wylie
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Murmur or echo: Leaky heart valve, or regurgitation, can be diagnosed by a doctor on physical examination or by an echocardiogram(ultrasound of the heart).
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
If you are : Euvolemic and hemodynamically stable with minimal symptoms...Yes!
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