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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Not sodium: Sodium high or low will not help you lose weight. The issue is sugar or carbohydrates and the total amount of calories you are consuming. Sodium varie ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Less than 2 g: LEss than 2 grams of sodium a day are recommended.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
About 2.3 grams: 100 meq/day which is equal to 2.3 g of sodium or 6 g of sodium chloride and is approximately 1 tsp of salt. Many eat much more than this.
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Dr. Jason Cogdill
17 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Too much: Multiple organizations give different answers for what is a low sodium diet. Most recommend 100 meq/day or 2.3g or 2300mg of sodium. The us average ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
How much sodium/day: According to american heart association, one should not consume more than2000 mgm od sodium per day.That is really togh to do as there is too much sal ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on condition: Valproate is used to treat Bipolar disease, but also Epilepsy and Migraines. If your son has been diagnosed with Bipolar or Epilepsy, then a consultat ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
1400-2400mg: A normal sodium diet is recommended about 2400mg of sodium a day. A low sodium diet would be in the range of 1400 to 2000mg of sodium a day.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
2500mg/ day: Well, sodium intake is in the news quite a bit lately and the current consensus is somewhere around 2500mg/day...But i can tell you that many of us fa ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Normally, 2 grams: Salt is 40% sodium + 60% chloride. Let's talk salt (but realize the difference). 1 teaspoon salt=1.5 gm sodium, and some amount is in most foods (proc ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Abusharr
21 years experience Family Medicine
Sodium Requirements: Daily intake sodium should be no more than 2300 mg daily (one tsp of table salt!) your question is far too simplistic and the complex regulation of e ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amit Uppal
16 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Too much soda: That is far too much soda. It's making your sodium low based on how your kidneys will handle the soda you are drinking. Your body very tightly regulat ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
2-4 grams: Two to four grams of sodium daily.

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