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My grandfather is 91 and has chf. Doctors have him on Lasix (furosemide) to prevent fluid buildup around his heart/lungs. How much water can he drink safely?

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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ask his heart MD

At that age - and CHF - the amount of fluid that is safe to take in - can be very specific - and usually is balanced with the urine output - - check with his md - it will depend a lot on his ability of his heart to efficiently pump ( ejection fraction ) - done with echocardiogram, along with his kidney function ( blood tests - especially creatinine, blood urea nitrogen-bun and now GFR - great ? !

In brief: Ask his heart MD

At that age - and CHF - the amount of fluid that is safe to take in - can be very specific - and usually is balanced with the urine output - - check with his md - it will depend a lot on his ability of his heart to efficiently pump ( ejection fraction ) - done with echocardiogram, along with his kidney function ( blood tests - especially creatinine, blood urea nitrogen-bun and now GFR - great ? !
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It varies

Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction unless his serum sodium is low.
Ask his doctor.

In brief: It varies

Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction unless his serum sodium is low.
Ask his doctor.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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