Heart Disease Community
Fluid Build Up
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Fluid Build Up

My mother has COPD and CHF.  She continues to have swollen feet, ankles and legs even though she is taking all of her meds which include lasix.  Is there anything else that she can do aside from more medication that she is already taking?


This discussion is related to question regarding fluid build up.
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
I was hospitalized for CHF about 4 years ago, and upon my release directions were to weigh myself each morning, and if there is an increase of about 3 lbs to immediately seek medical attention.  That would be an indication of retaining fluids and cardiac output has decreased.

An individual can be in heart failure mode (characterized by pulmonary edema as well as peripheral edema) or the heart can be effectively meeting the demand of the system for more oxygenated blood and current treatment is effective..

The edema should be immediately treated as the heart is working hard (can/will enlarge left ventricle causing an additional problem) and can cause irreversilable damage.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
This information was very helpful, my mother will see her heart specialist today.
Thank you for your response.
Sylvia
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Reducing Your Risk for Dementia Thr...
51 mins ago by gymdandee
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Turbinate commented on The Turbinates: What ...
May 20
13941311_tn?1432162553
Blank
GregRoss commented on Attention All Mouth B...
May 20
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia