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what are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for chf patients?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Salt restriction is important in all patients with congestive heart failure. A typical recommendation would be 2000 milligrams of sodium daily.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Avoid: Salt or sodium containing foods and exceesive liquids. Salty foods does not necessarily mean you adding salt. A suasage or hot dog has sodium as do many carobonated drinks, etc.
Answered on Jul 20, 2013
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
LOW SALT: A low salt diet, avoid salted foods such as olives, chips etc. You want less than 1500mg of salt a day. Salt will cause water retention and make the chf.
Answered on Feb 3, 2014

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