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How much sodium is safe to use for someone on high blood medication?

How much sodium is safe to use for someone on high blood medication?

How much salt HBP?: The recommended maximum is <1, 500 mg sodium and >4, 700 mg Potassium.

Get the DASH diet book for guidance.

ISBN 9780743410076

available as ebook for your computer.

You can also get the app myfitnesspal and use it to track the sodium in what you eat. Suspect it will be a surprise to see how much you are getting.. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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


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What helps lower sodium levels in your body besides medication? I have heard bananas will anything else?

What helps lower sodium levels in your body besides medication? I have heard bananas will anything else?

No foods: Will lower sodium levels in your body as it is an essential component without which you'd die quickly. If your sodium is too high you may be slightly dehydrated, took too much diuretic, or you have a medical problem that needs your doctor's attention. If you have a real problem, which is unlikely, you can't fix it by yourself. ...Read more

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What are the key factors for lowering Bp in presence of kidney impairment beside lowering diet salt and Bp medications?

What are the key factors for lowering Bp in presence of kidney impairment beside lowering diet salt and Bp medications?

Tx b/p Psychological: Elevated b/p can be the consequence of many factors, including psychological influences; our bodies respond to the emotions we experience. Assuming the problem is a stress reaction, and If meditating does not provide relief, the psychodynamic use of hypnosis is suggested. ...Read more

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I'm 54 yrs and my doc said I have low blood sodium. What can cause this besides medications?

I'm 54 yrs and my doc said I have low blood sodium. What can cause this besides medications?

Hypoactive thyroid: Is another possible reason if all the medications have been excluded. Have your doctor check TSH level. ...Read more

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Can salt water baths help a woman's pH balance? I am very sensitive so medications always throw my levels off after I am done taking them.

Can salt water baths help a woman's pH balance? I am very sensitive so medications always throw my levels off after I am done taking them.

Maybe.: Epsom salt baths can help lots of problems - muscle aches and pains and some wounds. I'm assuming you're speaking of your vaginal ph balance? If so, ingesting healthy bacterial flora such as acidophilus and bifidophilus, and active yogurt cultures would be most helpful to replenish your normal vaginal ph. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does featherweight baking powder interfere with heart medications like salt substitutes?

Does featherweight baking powder interfere with heart medications like salt substitutes?

Check with doctor...: A person on heart meds can check with his primary care doctor and/or his cardiologist about using featherweight baking powder, which states that it is sodium free, but does have some potassium in it. Its website says 1/8 teaspoon of it has 70mg of potassium, so a patient can ask his doctor if that's ok. ...Read more

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If I have oral herpes, will it go away? Can I transmit it if I give oral? Also, do I need medication or can I just use salt water

If I have oral herpes, will it go away? Can I transmit it if I give oral? Also, do I need medication or can I just use salt water

Need Rx if new: If a new infection with severe symptoms (multiple sores, sore throat, swollen nodes, etc), you need Rx ASAP with an anti-herpes drug like valacyclovir. If recurrent cold sores, it's too late; they'll heal soon. You can transmit to a partner by kissing or oral sex, if s/he hasn't previously had the same herpes type (probably HSV1). Transmission risk highest during outbreak, low risk at other times. ...Read more

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Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize my slow thyroid...Im already on thyroid medication...

Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize my slow thyroid...Im already on thyroid medication...

Iodine is needed: Iodine is needed for proper thyroid function. You don't say why your thyroid is 'slow', so there is no telling how much this can help. Keep us posted! ...Read more

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What is the effect of having alcohol (sometimes intense) with phenytoin sodium medication course going on (300mg/day)? Please answer precisely

What is the effect of having alcohol (sometimes intense) with phenytoin sodium medication course going on (300mg/day)? Please answer precisely

Off label opinion: Would propose that consumption of one or two drinks in 24 hrs would be unlikely to cause severe problems, but Phenytoin is a rather troublesome drug, as has zero order kinetics, and alcohol and Phenytoin can interact, which would create a problem with drug level fluctuation. Would discuss in further detail with your neurologist. ...Read more

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A friend have C H F notice his stomach is getting big is that normal he is on medication should he cut down on salt and do push up excise?

A friend have C H F notice his stomach is getting big is that normal he is on medication should he cut down on salt and do push up excise?

CHF: Friend with CHF has belly getting bigger. What to do. Your friend needs to be following exactly the guidelines given by his team. Swelling stomach likely means he is getting way too much salt in what he eats. Find out what his goal is in mg Na per day and use Loseit app to track his intake. But check with his team. They know him better than you or I. ...Read more

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Mum had Hyponatremia sodium 108 went to ED. It was BP medication since she came out she is confused it is now 131 how long should she be confused?

Mum had Hyponatremia sodium 108 went to ED. It was BP medication since she came out she is confused it is now 131 how long should she be confused?

Confused: Two things:
1: Please call your mother's doctor!
2: Consider a consult with a Psychologist.

Please keep me posted.

PS: I have two brothers with family in London and I hope to see them in December! Can't wait. ...Read more

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Why is it when I take my medication of d-amphetamine salt, my hands get quite chilly?

Why is it when I take my medication of d-amphetamine salt, my hands get quite chilly?

Reynauds?: Stimulants can cause Raynaud's phenomenon--tell your doc & he'll likely tell you to stop the drug ...Read more

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Will chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interact with other medications?

Will chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interact with other medications?

306 interactions: There are 306 drugs that are known to interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate).

Use this to check if any of the medications you're taking interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate):

http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/chloramphenicol, chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate).Html. ...Read more

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Is the intravenous infusion that is given to a patient is the same as sodium bicarbonate or has some sodium bicarbonate added to some medication. Thx?

Is the intravenous infusion that is given to a patient is the same as sodium bicarbonate or has some sodium bicarbonate added to some medication. Thx?

Uncommon: Bicarbonate in intravenous infusion is uncommon and may be used infrequently to correct acid-base balance in metabolic disorders.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Depends: Claron is an antibiotic topical, and the differin (adapalene) is more like tretinoin, so opens up the pores. Either can be effective, claron if pustules, differin (adapalene) if blackheads. ...Read more

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I'm craving for salt and my legs get hot at night, I have low cortisol level n have been on medication for nine months why?

I'm craving for salt and my legs get hot at night, I have low cortisol level n have been on medication for nine months why?

Salt craving: Your salt craving is natural for cortisol deficiency. Cortisol replacement is essential and it must be adequate. The med used has to have salt retaining actions. Some require a second med, such as fludrocortisone. Rediscuss with your doc the adequacy of your med. Ask for blood testing to check sodium and potassium levels. Hot legs require doc evaluation too. Suggests nerve problem. ...Read more

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I would like to know why manufacturer's use levothyroxine rather than thyroxine in their thyroid medications? Levo has heavier sodium molecule

I would like to know why manufacturer's use levothyroxine rather than thyroxine in their thyroid medications? Levo has heavier sodium molecule

Thyroxine: 22M asks about diff between levothyroxine and thyroxine and notes Levo has heavier Na molecule. ANS: my recollection is that most Na is not of the heavy type. Recommend you look at the chemistry of Na at wikipedia for more details about heavy Na. ...Read more

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Is it ok I am taking bone-up superior calcium formula is a dietary supplement. Taking this instead of the medication alendronate sodium tablets 70 mg?

Is it ok I am taking bone-up superior calcium formula is a dietary supplement. Taking this instead of the medication alendronate sodium tablets 70 mg?

Osteopenia: Calcium is commonly not an issue as dietary calcium is often sufficient with most people's daily dietary intake. More commonly, osteopenia/osteoporosis is correlated with vitamin d deficiency. I'd have your calcium and vitamin d levels checked. Resistance exercises also help build stronger bones. There are side-effects to bisphosphonate therapy, but believed that their benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips. ... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets. .. Plz suggest?

I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips. ... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets. .. Plz suggest?

Osteonecrosis (AVN): Nonoperative management for avn of the femoral head (hips) is generally ineffective. If 15% or less of the femoral head is involved & no symptoms are present, there is a chance it will resolve without surgical intervention. Treatment with bisphosphonates has been tried with variable results. Joint preserving surgical procedures may be the best available option. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid and taking medication from past 15 years. Thyroxine sodium 62mcg. Can I use ground flaxseed? If not can I use flaxseed oil? Spirulina?

I am hypothyroid and taking medication from past 15 years. Thyroxine sodium 62mcg. Can I use ground flaxseed? If not can I use flaxseed oil? Spirulina?

With thyroxine: I'm not sure if you're wanting to take the listed supplements instead of thyroxine (no) or with your thyroxine (yes). Essentially, if your thyroid levels are in the good range, you can take anything that someone with a normally working thyroid can take. Because different docs have different opinions, it's always best to check with your own doc, and make sure s/he knows exactly what you're taking. ...Read more

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I have water retention, I used medication for 3 days as advised by doctor, my SG in urine is 1.000, stopped having salt n fluids but m not losin weigh?

I have water retention, I used medication for 3 days as advised by doctor, my SG in urine is 1.000, stopped having salt n fluids but m not losin weigh?

Here are some...: Low Sp Gr of urine is naturally expected at taking water pill. However, it is important to know why you have taken diuretics, for weight loss or leg edema with or without congestive hear failure. Looking into these issues so to deduce indication for its use. More? Seek evaluation and counseling. ...Read more

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My bro has 16mm gall stone and doctor wants to remove gallbladder, I heared of 3 types of stones, cholstrol, salt, blood stones. Any medications?

My bro has 16mm gall stone and doctor wants to remove gallbladder, I heared of 3 types of stones, cholstrol, salt, blood stones. Any medications?

Gall stones: Diet can help avoid certain stone formation, but the size of the stone put a person at risk of duct blockage, causing a possible emergent situation of gall bladder distension and possible rupture, hence the recommendation to have his gb removed. Best to listen to the treating dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could the medication 'divalproex sodium' or 'topiramate' affect an at home pregnancy test result cuz im 5 days late and it's negative I'm never late?

Could the medication 'divalproex sodium' or 'topiramate' affect an at home pregnancy test result cuz im 5 days late and it's negative I'm never late?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and this medication will not affect the test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Is Colace (docusate sodium) (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?

Is Colace (docusate sodium) (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?

That is safe: Constipation can be an issue during pregnancy. So the docusate is important to reduce the amount of strain or vasalva pressure you put on your entire system when you're constipated and trying to have a BM. So you are safe to keep constipation at bay by taking a stool softener (docusate). ...Read more

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