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I have stage 4 congestive heart failure and cartiomyopathy. My left ventrical has stopped woring all together and my defribulator/ pacemaker works 100% of the time. I'm scared that my battery is going to run out faster than usual. i van not exercise due to the exercision to th heart. I have been eating two meals a day and nothing past 6pm.
I am gaining weight in stead of loosing. WHAT CAN I DO ?? Please Help !!!
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MYSELF LOOSE THE WEIGHT ?
R u on diuretics like furosemide, aldactone,and metolazone (a booster 4 water pills)?? Fluid gain is common with ChHF. Keeping salt intake 2 1,500-2,000 / day helps tremendously. Throw out canned stuff and no tv dinners, use Swiss cheese instead of others. Knox has delicious sodium free chicken bouillon tht I use at times 2 make gravy. Restricting fluid 2 64 oz/day helps. God bless. Having CHF is vry difficult, if u ask me. I hv stage 3 diastolic HF.
Since my CHF diagnosis 9 years ago my weight has steadily increased. My activity level is less than before diagnosis, for sure. However, it does not seem to matter what I do or eat; even lost weight finds its way back to me.
Honey it sounds like it’s fluid, tell your Doctor. That’s the main reason you weigh , explain to your doctor how much weight you’re gaining, you need to eat, just watch your fluid, drink water.
After cutting my carbs in half I’ve lost 10 lbs!
It could be fluid instead of weight, tell your Doctor
Avoid processed foods. Limit portions.
Maybe some of the weight is water retention and you may need to take a diaretic? I did when I was first diagnosed in 2012 but slowly weaned off of it.
I got a South Beech Diet book from the library and got some low carb recipes out of it. I bet if you googled "low carb recipes" you may just get some tasty dishes to try. Good Luck!
I will admit I eat too many carbs. I will cut those down and see what happens.
I am having the same problem, eating no more than 1400 calories a day and during this pandemic I gained 8 pounds. How could that be? Well during my checkup with my doctor he asked me what I was eating and found out it was way too many carbs. He recommended not eating more than 60 carbs a day. So far I've lost 3 pounds in 3 weeks so maybe this information may help. I do hope so. It's a struggle when you have heart disease and just can't do the physical things you used to do. Good luck and don't give up!