Heart Failure & Sodium

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Quiz: Do You Understand Heart Failure & Sodium?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

You should aim to consume no more than 3,000 mg of sodium per day.

Explanation:
Your healthcare provider will probably recommend that you consume no more than 2,000 mg of sodium per day.
2

Mrs. Dash can be a good alternative to salt .

Explanation:
Avoid processed and convenience foods such as frozen dinners, sauce mixes, deli meats and canned soups. Rather than salt, season your food with herbs, spices and seasonings like Mrs. Dash.
3

Generally, if your weight increases by three pounds in a day or eight pounds in a week, you should contact your healthcare provider.

Explanation:
Your healthcare provider may recommend that you weigh yourself daily to monitor fluid status and check weight. Generally, if your weight increases by two pounds in a day or five pounds in a week, you should contact your healthcare provider.
4

There are a number of heart failure medications available.

Explanation:
The earlier congestive heart failure is diagnosed, the better the outcome. There are a number of medications that work to improve the heart’s pumping function and decrease heart failure symptoms.
5

A cardiac rehabilitation program is only for patients who have had a heart attack.

Explanation:
Many patients benefit from a cardiac rehabilitation program, and regular exercise is essential for all patients. If you’re overweight or obese, you’ll need to work with your healthcare team to lose weight.