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What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Congestive heart failure, otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with sufficent oxygen and nutrients. When the left side of the heart is damaged, fluid builds up in the lungs, which results in difficulty breathing. When the right side of the heart is affected, fluid builds up in the extremities and abdomen, resulting in swelling of the legs and poor absorption of nutrients due to ...Read more


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What are some suggestions for food allowed on water and salt restricted diets for CHF patients?

What are some suggestions for food allowed on water and salt restricted diets for CHF patients?

Avoid canned: No canned foods, no tv dinners, no deli meats. Veggies and fruits no added salt, less than 2, 000mg(2 grams of sodium per day). ...Read more

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What would cause your legs to be leaking water soaking your socks patient has CHF and mrsa?

Edema: An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells or intercellular tissues. You need restrict fluid in take and eating less salty foods. Please see your cardiologist to sort this out. Best luck! ...Read more

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Chf patient under 1L water intake a day, BUN level 63, creatinine 2.0 on lasix 40 mg maintenance dosage. Should water intake be increased a little so the kidneys don't conserve water? Asking because of decreased urination wirh stable GFR. Check Adh?

Chf patient under 1L water intake a day, BUN level 63, creatinine 2.0 on lasix 40 mg maintenance dosage. Should water intake be increased a little so the kidneys don't conserve water? Asking because of decreased urination wirh stable GFR. Check Adh?

CHF/ renal disease: This question is best asked to you cardiologist, as you have CHF and kidney damage so your fluid balance is very delicate. Drinking too much can put you back in CHF. Would recheck your creatinine and your creatinine clearence, EF on echocardiogram as it may have changed. Discuss this with your cardiologist ...Read more

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Mother has kidney failure, CHF & hypertension. Already has a low na+ diet and is on fluid restrictions. What foods are there with no potassium?

Mother has kidney failure, CHF & hypertension. Already has a low na+ diet and is on fluid restrictions. What foods are there with no potassium?

Potassium. : Most foods contain potassium and low potassium foods are allowed in kidney failure. Some foods that are low in potassium are apples, all kinds of berries, pastas, rice, beans cereals. What's more food can be leached to remove potassium this applies primarily to fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you lay a CHF patient supine?

Why shouldn't you lay a CHF patient supine?

Fluid shifts: When a person lies flat, blood that has pooled in the legs and abdomen (from gravity) returns to the heart. The extra volume typically causes no problems for healthy persons. In pts with heart failure (chf), however, the failing heart cannot pump the extra fluid so the pressures in the chambers increase. Blood backs up into the lungs causing trouble breathing. This is relieved by sitting up. ...Read more

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What is the TPN energy ratio for CHF patients?

What is the TPN energy ratio for CHF patients?

???: This question has been floating around for months. I don't think anyone knows the answer! congratulations - you've won "stump the chumps!" i'm sure it's listed in a table somewhere but clearly, no one feels inclined to look it up. Why do you want to know ? ...Read more

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What is the care of a patient on dobutamine for chf?

What is the care of a patient on dobutamine for chf?

Low salt & fluid: Salt and fluid restriction is the mainstay to help a patient with CHF on Dobutamine drip whether outpatient or inpatient. In the hospitalized patient, close monitoring of blood pressure and rhythm are required. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more