Swollen anklesFluid accumulation can cause swelling (oedema), particularly in the ankles. Sometimes the swelling can extend into your legs, thighs and abdomen.

Your doctor or nurse may recommend limiting how much you drink every day, in order to limit the amount of fluid that can build up in your body. He/she may also recommend that you take an extra diuretic when required.

Learn more tips on controlling your fluid intake.

Always consult your doctor or nurse before making any changes to your fluid intake.


Animation explaining how heart failure causes fluid accumulation

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