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When to call your health care provider

  • Call your health care provider if you:

    • gain 3 pounds in 1 day
    • gain 5 pounds in 1 week
    • have swelling in your ankles, legs and abdomen
    • have increased fatigue
    • have increased shortness of breath on exertion, shortness of breath at night or when lying flat
    • have an unexplained cough or a "hacking" night cough
    • cough up pink- or blood-tinged phlegm
    • have decreased urination during the day, but feel the need to urinate more often at night
    • need to sleep with more pillows at night
    • feel lightheaded or dizzy
    • have nausea or cannot eat, take medicines or both
    • have chest pain or discomfort with activity that gets better with rest