Health Information and Tools > Patient Care Handouts >  Heart failure: Weight chart
Facebook Tweet Email Share

Main Content

Heart failure: Weight chart

Heart Failure

Weight chart

Keeping track of your weight everyday helps you and your healthcare provider know early on if you are keeping extra fluid. You can use weight chart to show your changes in weight over time.

  • Be sure to weigh yourself first thing in the morning after emptying your bladder and before breakfast.
  • Wear the same type of clothing every time you weigh, or wear no clothing.
  • Record your weight every day.
  • Take this chart with you when you talk to your healthcare provider.

Keep a detailed record of your weight every day.

Watch for a weight increase of 2 lbs. (1kg) or more overnight, or more than 5 lbs. (3kg) in 1 week.

Weight Chart

To see this information online and learn more, visit

Related to Heart Failure: Weight Chart

For 24/7 nurse advice and general health information call Health Link at 811.

Current as of: September 9, 2019

Author: Cardiovascular and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services

Care instructions may be adapted by your healthcare provider. If you have questions about a medical condition or this instruction, talk with your doctor or appropriate healthcare provider.