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How can I manage congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Less water and salt

Daily weight to make sure that the salt and water retention is not getting worse.
The main treatment is using water pills to take the water load off your heart. However, the most important step is salt restriction 2000 milligram per day and fluid intake restriction less than 50 ounces per day (6 of the 8 ounce cups including the moisture in the food).

In brief: Less water and salt

Daily weight to make sure that the salt and water retention is not getting worse.
The main treatment is using water pills to take the water load off your heart. However, the most important step is salt restriction 2000 milligram per day and fluid intake restriction less than 50 ounces per day (6 of the 8 ounce cups including the moisture in the food).
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Treatment of any underlying condition (e.g., chronic high blood pressure, kidney disease, substance abuse) will also be important, and your cardiologist may add other medications to lower the heart's workload and to improve its function.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: CHF

If you have CHF you should be under the care of a physician skilled in managing it.
Read the following for lots of information: http://www.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/guide-heart-failure.

In brief: CHF

If you have CHF you should be under the care of a physician skilled in managing it.
Read the following for lots of information: http://www.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/guide-heart-failure.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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