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When you have heart failure, what are signs you're getting dehydrated as a side effect of diuretics?

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  • Dizziness
  • Extreme thirst
  • Extreme dry mouth
  • You have to pee less
  • Your pee is a dark color
  • Constipation

If you have these symptoms, don't assume you need more fluids. Call your doctor right away.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Mayo Clinic: "Diuretics."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Mayo Clinic: "Diuretics."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

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