A member asked:

Moms weight is up and down one week she gained 3-4 a day then last night she lost 9 lbs. is this normal for a pt who has chf, diabetic, copd and pulmonary hypertension? how do u know if this is end stage?

8 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Jagdish Mishra answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Concerning: Watch for fluid intake, salt intake on a daily basis. Use the same scale and at the same time of the day. Gaining weight could mean she is retaining fluid and will need to talk to her doc.

Answered 9/14/2019


Dr. Charles Burger answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

CHF: Weight may fluctuate in patients with congestive heart failure (chf), often due to changes in fluid retention. She needs to discuss the current and expected weight variations with her physician. In addition, the physician can address prognosis.

Answered 1/28/2017



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