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Avoid Salt (Overview)

Your body needs salt, which contains sodium, to work properly. Sodium helps your body control your blood pressure, blood volume, muscles and nerves, and more. But, too much sodium in you diet can be bad for you. For most people, dietary sodium comes from salt that is in or added to their food. If you have high blood pressure or heart failure, your doctor may advise you to limit how much salt you eat every day.


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Why would someone need to avoid salt?

Why would someone need to avoid salt?

Blood pressure: Most of the time, it is to prevent blood pressure getting too high but in some occasions, it could be because of an electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more

Avoid Salt (Overview)

Your body needs salt, which contains sodium, to work properly. Sodium helps your body control your blood pressure, blood volume, muscles and nerves, and more. But, too much sodium in you diet can be bad for you. For most people, dietary sodium comes from salt that is in or added to their food. If you have high blood pressure or heart failure, your doctor may advise you to limit how much salt you eat every day.


Dr. Veeraish Chauhan Dr. Chauhan
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Avoid salt (Tip)

Myth: sea salt is better than regular salt. Fact: it's not, sea salt is still mostly sodium chloride. ...See more

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Avoiding Dehydration (Checklist)

Monitor and increase your water consumption
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Avoid alcohol and other diuretics
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Dr said I have high blood pressure and I must avoid salt in foods. Besides this, what can I add to my diet to control my blood pressure?

Dr said I have high blood pressure and I must avoid salt in foods. Besides this, what can I add to my diet to control my blood pressure?

Insuff Info: Many people have high BP when seeing doctor. U R 27, kind of young for Hypertension. How much salt do U take in, what do U eat that is salty? Are UR Kidneys, electrolytes normal. What kind of Doctor was He/She. In any case you usually dont add to diet to lower BP, you remove from diet. I need you to rephrase the question before I can answert. What is it that you R eating that may have too much s ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Avoid salt (Tip)

Not only sodium in the diet, but the amount of compared potassium, affects bp. ...See more

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Avoiding Sunburn (Checklist)

Wear a wide-brimmed hat
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Reapply sunscreen after bathing or swimming
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Stay out of the sun between 11am and 2pm
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Day 6 post circumcision- broke some black scabbing off accidently...do I avoid salt bath as incision has semi opened?

Day 6 post circumcision- broke some black scabbing off accidently...do I avoid salt bath as incision has semi opened?

Here are some ...: This Q was answered 5 minutes ago as follows: What you experienced isn't unusual. The surest act to follow is do nothing but keep the surgical site as clean & dry as possible with applying the betadine solution on it with soaked Q-tip 1-2 x daily until healed. So, in short, the "best" care is no care but the above & resisting temptation to pick it. But, if still in doubt, see Doc timely. ...Read more

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How do I keep myself from fainting due to low blood pressure? Im 292lbs so I try to avoid salt at all costs.

How do I keep myself from fainting due to low blood pressure? Im 292lbs so I try to avoid salt at all costs.

Perhaps too low salt: You don't have to severely restrict salt intake unless you have water retention from heart problems. If it is okay with your doctor, increase your salt intake modestly to see if you can avoid fainting spells. Wearing support stockings or an abdominal binder may also help. ...Read more

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Avoid salt (Tip)

Avoid canned vegetables whenever possible. More salt, less nutrients! ...See more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
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Avoid salt (Tip)

Low salt diet: the average american eats 20 times more salt then is needed by the body! ...See more

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How will eating less, exercising a lot and avoiding salt affect my blood pressure?

How will eating less, exercising a lot and avoiding salt affect my blood pressure?

Probably go down: Most likely your blood pressure will go down. Follow the dash diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low in salt. Aerobic exercise, and slow, sustainable weight loss to a health goal consistently will almost certainly bring your blood pressure down. If it doesn't medication and a good work up to rule out things like renal artery stenosis are in order. ...Read more

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I had ercp 4 days ago. I am severly swollen & want to know how to get rid of fluid retention.Drinking lots of water & avoiding salt. What else?

I had ercp 4 days ago. I am severly swollen & want to know how to get rid of fluid retention.Drinking lots of water & avoiding salt. What else?

Call your GI: This would not be normal unless you have a very serious condition that would predispose you to edema or swelling. Please call your GI doctor for help. Feel better. ...Read more

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Avoid salt (Tip)

Low salt is good for bp, heart. But, under 1000mg salt/day, is not good for muscles, stamina, or bp. ...See more

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Blood pressure. What to avoid other than salt? What food/herbs/supplements lower it? Weight loss is not an option. I admit, I could be more active.

Blood pressure. What to avoid other than salt? What food/herbs/supplements lower it? Weight loss is not an option. I admit, I could be more active.

Herbs for BP: Natural licorice, guarana, ma huang and yohimbe are some examples of herbs that can increase blood pressure. Parsley is as a natural diuretic but one would have to consume rather large quantities to reach to diuresis needed to help reduce blood pressure. Raw garlic and Omega-3 fish oils are felt to have some cardioprotective effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman Dr. Grossman
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Avoid salt (Tip)

Use wine to season, not salt! ...See more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more