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how much salt is too much if on a salt restricted diet for dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Limit to: Two grams per day or less.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How much sodium is too much when on a salt restricted diet for dilated cardiomyopathy.?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Varies: This can vary based on your doctors specific recommendations based on your situation, for example if you are taking a water pill ( diruetic) and its dose etc.. Many patients are instructed to consume not more than 2 grams ( 2000 mg) a day however.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What can I do about my swollen ankles from salt sensitivity?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Reduce your salt intake by using a salt substitute. Elevate your feet and wear a compression sock.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Why does medical saline use salt water instead of pure water?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Matches body salt: Similar saline content as your blood.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What diet will prevent the progression of heart disease?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Somewhat: Diet with modification of fat intake, coupled with exercise can help slow heart disease progression. To say it can prevent it is probably stretching things. However, there is no question that regular exercise coupled with good diet habits and a physician's guidance imo can clearly improve one's cardiac disease status. I believe considerable research exists to back up that statement.
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What must I avoid or limit in my diet while breastfeeding besides alcohol?

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Tobacco and other : Drugs cause harm to the infant, most foods are quite safe.

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