She mentioned heart failure, and I know fluid retention is associated. But what about hypertension? I don't think anyone really understands the relationship clearly, do they? I know that increased fluid in the blood puts increased pressure on the blood vessel walls, but I don't understand just what causes the increase in fluid. Why do sodium - and potassium, in many cases -abnormally cause the water to be retained?
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You really should ask questions. You want to be careful with juicy fruits. My husband is also fluid restricted. He has to count certain foods towards his fluid intake - ie; watermelon as fluid as it has a lot of water in it. He even has to count ice cream as part of his fluid intake. The nurse told us that anything that melts and turns into a liquid is considered a liquid. ie; jello, popsiciles, ice cream, malteds etc.
Didn't they provide you a list of foods to avoid and to eat occasionally?
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Just today my CHAMP nurse (heart failure) told me I am to limit my fluid intake. All drinks count, coffee, tea, juice and my beloved water. I can have NO MORE than 64 ounces total. I love water. What am I to do to help with so called hunger or when I am eating something spicy cause I am limited on salt intake too. This truly saddens me.
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