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High Salt Diet (Definition)

Too much sodium may lead to high blood pressure in those who are sensitive to sodium. If you have high blood pressure, your doctor will probably recommend that you reduce your sodium (salt) intake. Sodium may lead to a serious build-up of fluid in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, or kidney disease. Such people should be on a strict sodium-restricted diet, as ...Read more


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On Florinef (fludrocortisone) 100 mcg daily & high salt diet for POTS & low BP. Get very bloated in abdomen after salt &fluids which I need to not be lightheaded.Help?

On Florinef (fludrocortisone) 100 mcg daily & high salt diet for POTS & low BP. Get very bloated in abdomen after salt &fluids which I need to not be lightheaded.Help?

POTS and BP: You need and will get help. I suggest you make an appointment to see a cardiologist. High salt diet needs care - perhaps more importantly, you should see a hormone specialist (Endocrinologist) as well. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Taking Florinef (fludrocortisone) 100 mcg daily & high salt diet for POTS & low BP. How to control belly fluid retention I get since starting treatment? I exercise.

Taking Florinef (fludrocortisone) 100 mcg daily & high salt diet for POTS & low BP. How to control belly fluid retention I get since starting treatment? I exercise.

Treatment: You should first start again with your primary doctor to make sure that some items are OK and possibly some items need correction. You did not include your age, height, and weight so I cannot give further information. I would appreciate it if you send me some more information. ...Read more

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Can drinking high amounts of water remove the affects of a high salt diet?

Can drinking high amounts of water remove the affects of a high salt diet?

Somewhere between: not much and not a bit. First, in fluid accumulation, taking both water and salt makes it much worse. High salt diets do NOT generally get people's sodium level abnormal simply because it triggers thirst and people drink and it triggers water retnetion and people swell. ...Read more

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How can a high-salt diet be the cause of mernieres disease?

How can a high-salt diet be the cause of mernieres disease?

Meniere's: is irritaiton of the nerves in the ear. They are sensitive to electrolytes BUT, it's really rare for diet to affect it. On the other hand, drugs that affect salt (diuretics) often cause damage to auditory nerves. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is mernieres disease caused by a high salt diet?

Can you tell me how is mernieres disease caused by a high salt diet?

High salt: 41 F from NY asks: How can a high-salt diet be the cause of mernieres disease? ANS: not clear that it does but the inner ear system floats in salt water and some seem to benefit from a low salt diet. I recommend ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 if your Dr. OKs If it helps should work in 1-2 weeks ...Read more

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Hi docs, would drinking high amounts of water remove the affects of a high salt diet?

Hi docs, would drinking high amounts of water remove the affects of a high salt diet?

Somewhere between: not much and not a bit. First, in fluid accumulation, taking both water and salt makes it much worse. High salt diets do NOT generally get people's sodium level abnormal simply because it triggers thirst and people drink and it triggers water retnetion and people swell. ...Read more

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Could a high salt diet or high protein & fat (low carb) be to blame for my water retention?

Could a high salt diet or high protein & fat (low carb)  be to blame for my water retention?

Not entirely: The high salt would cause fluid retention in persons with heart or kidney disease. If healthy, you should not develop edema with this diet. It is important to note that high protein diet is not sure to be safe for kidneys for the long haul i. E. A year or more. If you have fluid retention, you need to have your kidneys and heart evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why might I have low blood sodium while on Florinef (fludrocortisone)?Been on 50 mcg Florinef (fludrocortisone)/day along w/ HIGH salt diet for months for POTS. Recent blood sodium 133

Why might I have low blood sodium while on Florinef (fludrocortisone)?Been on 50 mcg Florinef (fludrocortisone)/day along w/ HIGH salt diet for months for POTS. Recent blood sodium 133

Low Na florinef (fludrocortisone): A person if unknown age and gender and ethnicity asks why is my Na "low" taking florinef (fludrocortisone) and high salt for ZPOTS. Assuming you take no orger meds you are drinking more water than your body can control or you are losing more salt than you r eating. But need all the information for a good answer. ...Read more

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Have POTS syndrome I am on very high salt diet w/lots of fluids in order to not pass out.This sometimes makes face swell quite a bit.How to control?

Have POTS syndrome I am on very high salt diet w/lots of fluids in order to not pass out.This sometimes makes face swell quite a bit.How to control?

Too much salt...: This syndrome affects many... it stood to avoid any alcoholic drinks, energy drinks and keep well hydrated! Salt intake may be too much with swelling of face. Helpful diet is low card , gluten free with more protein and fluids.have Dr.check your labs as kidney function, urinalysis ,possibly see cardiologist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have POTS. On high salt diet. My 24 hr urine sodium was 180s & calculated urine sodium was 280. MD said that's good. Still getting low BPs in AM ?

Have POTS. On high salt diet. My 24 hr urine sodium was 180s & calculated urine sodium was 280. MD said that's good. Still getting low BPs in AM ?

It Depends: More info needed. You need to make sure the doc tx'ing you is experienced in tx'ing POTS. POTS is likely mult diff cond's w same sx's. ?? urine Na is good if you have a ?? blood volume prob, if you have a renin/aldosterone prob need med to get your body to hold Na, if an autonomic prob med for that. The key is corr dx/tx. Dx often ? & trial/error tx needed. Good news - most people get better w time! ...Read more

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Lightheaded and still having low BP in low 90s/60s despite being on Florinef (fludrocortisone) 100 mcg daily &high salt diet &fluids. How else can I raise it?

Lightheaded and still having low BP in low 90s/60s despite being on Florinef (fludrocortisone) 100 mcg daily &high salt diet &fluids. How else can I raise it?

Low BP: Lightheaded and still having low BP in low 90s/60s despite being on Florinef (fludrocortisone) 100 mcg daily &high salt diet &fluids. How else can I raise it? ANS: I would eat more salt until you are better. May have to take in tomato juice. indeed a good source of salt is Bloody Mary mix or even V-8 ...Read more

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Other options than flornief & high salt diet to control autoimmune dysautomia w/ low bp, dizziness? Prednisone is only thing that currently works 4 me

Other options than flornief & high salt diet to control autoimmune dysautomia w/ low bp, dizziness? Prednisone is only thing that currently works 4 me

Autonomic Dysfunction: Proamatine (midodrine) is another option. Also wearing elastic stockings may help some individuals not only the orthostatic hypotension but also with the leg swelling that sometimes accompanies this condition. ...Read more

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Finished 24hr urine sodium (for POTS syndrome)& voided 3.5L.Excessive?On high salt diet, fluids & florinef.felt so lightheaded & thirsty day of test.

Finished 24hr urine sodium (for POTS syndrome)&  voided 3.5L.Excessive?On high salt diet, fluids & florinef.felt so lightheaded & thirsty day of test.

Normal: The amount of fluid you urinate will EXACTLY match the amount you drink (and eat). Think about this: if it weren't so, over time, you'd blow up if you even retained a tiny amount, or shrivel up if over-diuresed. Kidneys do an amazing job. Since you're receiving "fluids", 3. 5L isn't unexpected. ...Read more

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Have lupus both &POTS. Waking up lightheaded, lethargic with low BPs of 90/50s-60s despite florinef (fludrocortisone) & high salt diet. Might midodrine be an option?

Titrating your: Florinef (fludrocortisone) to a higher dose, using support stockings and sleeping with the head of the bed elevated might be beneficial. Midodrine or Droxydopa could be considered. Review your options with your health care provider. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more