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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.


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Avoid salt. Now I'm mainly craving salt or any salty foods. Does anyone know why?

Avoid salt. Now I'm mainly craving salt or any salty foods. Does anyone know why?

Salt: When your body does not get enough salt your brain tells you to go and find salt and correct the desire for salt. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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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. 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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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 don't 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

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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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Avoid salt (Tip)

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

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

How do I keep myself from fainting due to low blood pressure? I'm 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

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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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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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?

Fluid retention: Need more information. You have to know the cause of fluid retention. Is it liver, kidney, thyroid or heart? Fluid in leg, abdomen or allover? Usually in all cases the water pills or injections are given. You had ercp, biopsy &lap. Surgery. What is biopsy report and what was surgery for? Have fluid restriction. Please discuss with your doctor who knows your history well. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can avoiding salt relieve high blood pressure and red eyes?

Can avoiding salt relieve high blood pressure and red eyes?

But not red eyes: Avoiding salt has no effect on your eyes. ...Read more

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Avoid salt (Tip)

Use wine to season, not salt! ...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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Any suggestions for avoiding sodium in restaurants, other than "hold the salt & seasoning"?

Good Luck with That: The western diet relies heavily on salt for seasoning. And restaurants don't hold back at all.
Try this:
1. Never eat from the bread basket (breads, cakes, pancakes, etc. Are full of salt).
2. Avoid creamy, cheesy sauces.
3. Avoid restaurants that use pre-prepared starters (usually your chains, diners)
4. Avoid smoked meats and deli cuts.
5. No salad dressings (usae oil and vinegar). ...Read more

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Why are some people salt sensitive and how do they avoid efffect on their bp?

Why are some people salt sensitive and how do they avoid efffect on their bp?

Watch dietary salt: Some people have salt-sensitive hypertension. It has to do with how the kidney's process and handle sodium levels in the blood (there are a few key hormones produced by the kidneys that control this). The best thing to do is never add salt to your food, and also be aware of high-salt foods: canned goods, processed meats, peanut butter, pizza, tomato sauce, and almost all meals at restaurants. ...Read more

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Avoid salt (Tip)

Myth: food without salt is boring. Fact: other exciting flavors emerge when not blocked by salt. ...See more

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Here in malaysia, our foods are high in oil, salt, and sugar. Its tough to avoid cos they're everywhere. Any other foods to minimize effects of those?

Here in malaysia, our foods are high in oil, salt, and sugar. Its tough to avoid cos they're everywhere. Any other foods to minimize effects of those?

No: You can't really eat some other food to decrease the affect of another. If you eat a diet high in fat sodium and sugar and eat a lot of vegetables and fruit and whole grains on top of that you might be healthier because you are avoiding vitamin deficiencies but you don't neutralize the effects of the bad foods. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid on a low-sodium, low-salt diet?

Foods to avoid on a low-sodium, low-salt diet?

Processed foods: Processed foods (canned, prepared) foods are notoriously high in salt content

restaurant food as well. They pack on the salt, to make it more flavorful.

Fortunately, most grocery food stores have nutrition labels, so please look at the salt content closely.
Alot of restaurants are being urged to note salt contents on their menus. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Avoid salt (Tip)

Myth: the less salt in your diet the better. Fact: a small amount of salt is good for you. ...See more

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Please suggest what foods should I avoid to limit my intake in salt?

Please suggest what foods should I avoid to limit my intake in salt?

1500 mg a day: This is for a "low sodium diet". I have a comprehensive article on this here:
http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease. Html. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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