Disease Management

Why Weigh Every Day?

ScaleIt is very important to weigh yourself every day. Try to weigh at the same time each day as well. Extra weight may mean that you’re retaining fluid, which is a possible sign of heart failure. Just as you take your medicine regularly, you should keep a record of your weight to make sure that your heart failure is under control.

Even a small weight gain can be a sign that your body is holding more water, which means that your heart is working harder. If your heart has to work harder, your heart failure symptoms, like shortness of breath, weakness, and fatigue, will likely get worse too.

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