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Medical care and clinical practice for disabled elderly

; a low-salt diet should be provided, with 2–3 g/day being appropriate. The water intake of patients with cardiac edema is generally not limited, but the elderly with renal edema should not drink excessive water. If the daily urine output is <500 mL, then the intake of liquid should be restricted, and the water intake for severe cases should be based on the output of urine. The elderly with edema in their lower extremities should reduce their standing or sitting time and attempt to lie flat if possible, with the lower limbs raised to reduce the edema; the elderly

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