Doctor insights on:
Dietary Guidelines For Sodium Intake Per Day
Probably not: Most people with normally functioning kidneys can handle large amounts of sodium (you are ingesting the equivalent of 1 ramen noodle package per day), however, if you have any tendency towards hypertension you may increase the likelihood of hypertension and its long term consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, not low sodium.: High (not low) sodium intake will lead to fluid retention. If you are retaining fluid and following a low salt diet, there may be other causes that need to be investigated, such as kidney, heart, liver, thyroid health. Malnutrition can also lead to fluid retention as can blood clots or leaky veins. Check with your doctor who can examine you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Less water retention: One cannot say how long it will take you to mobilize your edema. It depends on what caused it. Was it due to a low serum albumin, heart or kidney disease, or varicose veins, among others? You should see a physician to assess your issue and provide answers and a treatment plan. You should weigh yourself daily and if you are gaining weight daily, you are retaining fluid, the conserve is also true. ...Read more
It varies: People with congestive heart failure, or hypertension, chronic kidney disease need to be on a low sodium diet, usually 4000 mg or less per day. Other folks need not be so restiricted. High na intake may be required in some heavy perspiration situations. (gatoraid) so that a "safe' dose is not the same for everyone. In what context is your question framed.? ...Read more
Good habits start: early. Your body can currently compensate for a high sodium diet but its not something you want to keep up. Everything should be in moderation. But, the fact that you took the time to ask this question means that you are thinking about what you eat which will serve you well. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm trying to reduce sodium intake. I read that 1 Cup serving with 100mg sodium is LESS than 6oz with 60mg. Why? How do i know what's lower?
It is not less.: The milligrams are as printed. Perhaps the serving size of the 6oz was two (2) 6oz portions (which would make it 120mg which IS greater than 100mg.) ...Read more
I'm pretty conscious of sodium intake. But, if I eat our or something I get double or more. Question is how long does it take to clear out of my syst?
The Bloat Boat: Assuming you have normally functioning kidneys, you'll probably increase your water intake to help dilute the salt (hence, why women freak-out on the bloat) then get rid of the salt and water through the kidneys. That's a very simple explanation. Should take no longer than 12-24 hours or less, depends on your physiology. But over a long time all that salt could get you and your kidneys in trouble. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What should your sodium intake be per day?
- What is the recommended sodium intake per day for someone with heart problems?
- Calory intake per day
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Sodium limit per day
- Amount of protein intake per day
- Healthy food intake per day
- Folic acid intake per day
- Talk to a nephrologist online for free