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Why should you watch how much you drink if you have heart failure?

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If your doctor wants you to cut back how much fluid you get each day, keep a record of how much you drink. You may need to keep it to 8 cups (which is 64 ounces, or 2 quarts) every 24 hours.

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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