People with heart failure need to track
their weight carefully. Checking your weight lets you know how much extra fluid
your body is holding on to. Sudden weight gain may mean that fluid is building
up in your body because your heart failure is getting worse. Knowing how your
weight is changing helps you manage your heart failure.
hard to track your weight. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Weigh yourself on the same scale every day, at
the same time each day.
- Keep a calendar by the scale. Write your
weight on it each day.
- If you suddenly gain weight, call your
You can find more information about heart failure in
Heart Failure: Watching Your Fluids
Heart Failure: Activity and Exercise
Heart Failure: Eating Less Salt