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Back out of hospital from saturday .my list of meds is endless and mind boggling.after nearly 3 days in this time seen e cardiologists .so new meds also water retention was the big issue lost nearly 13.pounds in 3 days and still more to come off.looking at least 2 months off work bug so what lets get me back to normal worry about money when i have too.if i aint got it i carnt pay it simple its all about me and my family this time
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Have you been told about the importance of having and maintaining allow sodium diet?(I suspect you probably have).
The more salt you consume, the more your body wants too hang on to fluid to maintain the osmotic balance that your body requires.
I thought I had a fairly low sodium diet until I started looking at the sodium levels on the labels.
I was told to consume no more than 1500 mg of sodium a day.
basically, nearly everything was too salty! Vita-Brits was too salty, so I changed to a more acceptable cereal, bread was too salty, so I started baking my own in a bread machine.
Now that my AF is back up to 54%,I'm not as rigorous with it, but still keep a fairly close eye on it all.
If your weighing yourself daily, you can really see the impact that a salty(normal) meal has on your fluid retention, and therefore, your weight.
I hated the low sodium diet at first,it took forever to do the shopping!
But once you get a bit of a repitior built up it gets easier.
I was perscribed Frusemide tablets when I left hospital. I was told to take two if I suddenly gained a couple of kilograms.
have only had to use them a few times though, as I've been able to manage my sodium intake fairly well (full credit to my wife for this though)!
i found that I needed to take these tablets when I ate a 'normal' meal at a friend's place or ate out at a resurant etc.
Frusemide makes you pee like a racehorse!
It's good though to get rid of the excess fluid as it's puts extra strain on your heart, which of course, is not a good thing for people like us.
hope this helps.
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