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Should you weigh yourself daily to keep track of your heart failure?

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Step on the scale at the same time each day. For example, you could weigh yourself in the morning after you pee but before breakfast. Use the same scale each time, and try to wear similar clothing.

Write your weight down each day in a diary or on a calendar.

Call your doctor if you gain 2 or more pounds in a day or 5 or more in a week. Also call if you see signs that your body is holding on to fluid. How will you notice? Watch for things like your clothes fitting differently or your belly, feet, or ankles swelling.

From: How to Monitor Your Heart Failure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Explore Heart Failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Explore Heart Failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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