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Healthy Heart Living Education

April 21, 2020

Below are daily things you can do to keep your heart in check:

 

  1. WEIGH DAILY AND WRITE DOWN YOUR WEIGHT
    (WEIGH FIRST IN THE MORNING AFTER YOU EMPTY YOUR BLADDER
  2. TAKE YOUR MEDICINES AS INSTRUCTED
  3. EAT A LOW SALT, LOW-FAT DIET
  4. LOOK FOR SWELLING IN YOUR LEGS OR BODY
  5. PACE YOUR ACTIVITIES
  6. DO NOT SMOKE

 

CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:

  • Gain three or more pounds in one day or gain three to five pounds or more in one week
  • Have more trouble breathing (especially during activity or when lying flat)
  • Wake up short of breath at night
  • Start having a cough
  • Feel more tired or weak
  • Notice swollen feet, ankles and legs
  • Have nausea, with stomach swelling
  • Keep your follow-up appointment with your doctor