Nutrition for Heart Failure Patients

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  • Limit sodium in your diet by not using salt in cooking or at the table.
  • Small, frequent meals may be better tolerated.
  • Fluids may need to be restricted. Check with your doctor.
  • Weighing yourself daily is one way to monitor fluid weight gain.
  • If fluids are restricted, try rinsing your mouth with mouthwash, or suck on hard candy or ice chips to quench your thirst.
  • Include fiber with your balanced meals.
  • If your appetite decreases, check with your doctor and dietitian about adding a nutrition supplement.

Contact your doctor before making any diet changes as related to your medical condition.

To make an appointment for nutrition counseling:

Outpatient diet counseling — 484-526-1000
Diabetes Center — 484-526-3025