Restrict fluid intake to less than
one litre per day.This includes all beverages, fruits, soup, porridge and jelly etc.
Limit salt intake to less than
one level teaspoon or less than 2g a day.
Avoid processed and canned food.
Do not add gravy/sauces to your food.
Do not stop taking your medications even if you feel well.
It is common for your doctor to increase the dose even if you feel better because most medicines work best at certain doses.
Exercise at your
own tolerance level.
Start with short periods of easy activity, then gradually increase as tolerated.
Aim to exercise
at least three times a week, 30 minutes each time.
Stop physical activity immediately if you develop worsening
chest discomfort or
shortness of breath.
Monitor your weight daily by weighing yourself
every morning (after passing urine and before breakfast).
Record your weight on a calendar
Look out for sudden weight gain of more than 2kg over three days. You can increase Furosemide medication (used to reduce extra fluid in the body) as guided by your doctor.
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