A couple of my friends are visiting the area. They are 68ish and over weight. She is a nurse and he is a communicable disease MD. He has congestive heart failure, from smoking - which he gave up 15 years ago. But, he has to watch his salt. When he starts retaining water, he gets really surly at people. For example, he couldn't join the health club for their rental home, because the club didn't have the correct paper work, from the home owner. Doc acted like it was the end of the world. (He wouldn't work out if he was getting paid for it.) So, that was corrected and they signed up. He has been once, in 3 weeks. Then, he started criticizing my 4 yo granddaughter, because she ate chicken nuggets. He had seen a program on how they were made. Also, he looked up Papa Murphy's Pizzas and declared them off limits because of the salt content. Now, I wouldn't mind so much, if he was just eating a healthy diet and was exercising but he is 5'8" and 300 pounds. He weighs constantly, to control his salt and he takes diuretics.
I am thinking that my mother, who had some heart congestion diagnosed at age 92, could suffer from this same thing. All she was eating (prior to the nursing home) was McDonalds and other fried foods.
Diet is so important. My mother's health improved 100% once she was eating balanced meals.
Does this feel familiar to anyone else?