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What are tips to limit your fluids if you have heart failure?

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Just because you're thirsty doesn't mean your body needs more fluid. If you do get thirsty, but you're near or at your limit of fluids for the day, try this:

  • Nibble on frozen grapes or strawberries.
  • Suck on ice chips (not cubes), a sucker, or a washcloth soaked in ice-cold water.
  • Cover your lips with petroleum jelly, flavored lip balm, or lip moisturizer.
  • Suck on hard candy or chew sugarless gum.
  • Your doctor may also ask you to record how much you pee.

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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