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HEART FAILURE CENTER - ANSWER

QUESTION of the WEEK

(True or False) People with heart failure should weigh themselves once a week.

False. Weighing yourself every day at the same time is a key step in keeping an eye on your heart failure. Weight gain may indicate that you are holding on to fluids, which may cause swelling, especially in the feet and ankles. You should call your healthcare provider if you gain two or more pounds overnight or five pounds in a week.