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How does water effect congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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).
It is of limited value admittedly. Overall, if one is dependent on diuretics, he/she should not drink "plenty of water".

In brief: 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).
It is of limited value admittedly. Overall, if one is dependent on diuretics, he/she should not drink "plenty of water".
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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. People with advanced heart failure may need (on the advice of their doctor only) to restrict their intake more severely.

In brief: 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. People with advanced heart failure may need (on the advice of their doctor only) to restrict their intake more severely.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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