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What is the daily sodium intake?

What is the daily sodium intake?

2500mg/ day: Well, sodium intake is in the news quite a bit lately and the current consensus is somewhere around 2500mg/day...But I can tell you that many of us far exceed that limit too often...Canned food is a huge problem...I.E a tiny 11.5oz can of campbell bean/bacon soup contains 860mg of sodium. Thus 4 of these babies already exceeds that limit. Eat well, stay healthy... Good luck.

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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What is considered a healthy sodium intake?

What is considered a healthy sodium intake?

Sodium intake: <1, 500 mg a day. I specialize in salt and BP and health and happy to do a 2nd opinion.

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I'm curious as to what is considered safe sodium intake?

I'm curious as to what is considered safe sodium intake?

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.?

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Who should limit their sodium intake?

Who should limit their sodium intake?

Cardiacs, kidney: Patients with disease related to the heart, blood pressure and kidney disease, have sodium problems and have to carefully watch their intake to assist management of these conditions. Some consider careful management of sodium intake useful for all adults.

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How will sodium intake affect dieting?

How will sodium intake affect dieting?

Weight loss: Less salt intake less fluid retention less weight on scale.

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How does high sodium intake result in oedema?

How does high sodium intake result in oedema?

Salt edema: 41 F from Tx asks: How does high sodium intake result in oedema? When you retain salt you retain water. Salt + water retained = edema. I recommend ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 to treat high salt edema if you Drs OKs.

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Does salt intake have an effect on weight management?

Does salt intake have an effect on weight management?

Possibly: There are some people that are very salt sensitive.... And too much salt can cause fluid retention/ water weight gain- as well as effect blood pressure. The other issue is what foods are associated with salty... Fries, chips, etc.... These do effect weight! Happy new year!

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Can blood draws tell one needs to reduce sodium intake?

Can blood draws tell one needs to reduce sodium intake?

Probably not: Because dehydration can also lead to elevated sodium levels in your blood. It's the low sodium levels that are concerning. If you're healthy, your sense of thirst will lead you to self correct elevated sodium levels. Usually chronic high salt intake can elevate your blood pressure, because although the concentration of salt in your blood is normal, increased salt increases blood volume.

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What does a high sodium intake do to water in your body?

What does a high sodium intake do to water in your body?

Retains the water: High levels of sodium will retain water in your system, which is why some athletes will take salt tablets prior to sports if they are playing in high heat, as in texas.

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How could the average caveman consume his daily sodium intake?

How could the average caveman consume his daily sodium intake?

Varied diet: A varied diet with multiple sources. Avoid flying reptiles especially the pointy end.

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How do you calculate sodium intake for certain age & size of people?

How do you calculate sodium intake for certain age & size of people?

You don't: 2 grams of sodium is severe restriction. 4 grams of sodium is mild restriction. 6-8 grams is normal. 10 or more is excessive. Since you have no way to measure exactly how much sodium you're eating, there's no point outside of a research lab to try to follow an exact measure of sodium. A good rule of thumb is to avoid adding extra salt at the table if possible and avoid salty foods (like chips).

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What are the short and long term effects of excessive sodium intake? How much is too much?

What are the short and long term effects of excessive sodium intake? How much is too much?

Hypertension: Short term fluid retention usually excreted with the na within a day. Repeated episodes (or a high na diet) are thought to lead to hypertension and increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

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How do I lower my sodium intake when high-salt foods are part of my family s food traditions?

How do I lower my sodium intake when high-salt foods are part of my family s food traditions?

Salt and family: Minimize portions of the salty foods when served; have conversations about salt with family members; ask for salt substitutes in cooking, such as onion salt or MRS DASH. Do not add salt; if you need a special taste, use MRS DASH products.

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For two days straight I exceeded the recommended sodium intake amount. How bad is this? Really worried.

For two days straight I exceeded the recommended sodium intake amount. How bad is this? Really worried.

Depends: This would be problematic for a patient with congestive heart failure, ascites from liver cirrhosis, edema from certain chronic kidney disorders or severe hypertension. A healthy person would have no major adverse reactions to excess sodium intake for two days except need for adequate water intake.

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Is excessive salt intake a contraindication to diuretics?

Is excessive salt intake a contraindication to diuretics?

See answer: Excessive salt (sodium) intake leads to fluid retention and its associated risks of high blood pressure and edema. Diuretics used to rid the body of the excess salt/water. Excessive salt intake not only defeats the purpose and effectiveness of a diuretic but also magnifies the loss of potassium, magnesium, and calcium which can cause significant adverse effects. Too little salt can dehydrate.

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I don't know how do do diet little idea why to see salt intake on diet n why to use sea salt n organic salt rather than table salt?

I don't know how do do diet little idea why to see salt intake on diet n why to use sea salt n organic salt rather than table salt?

Depends on purpose: But I presume that you trying to lose weight. The basic principle -Output of energy- intake of energy = net weight change in either direction. As for salt, if you don't have hypertension and don't add salt to your food, it is usually not a problem. Regular exercise and reduced carb intake are often effective. Sea salt contains other minerals besides sodium but else nothing that special

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How can I cut down on sodium intake?

How can I cut down on sodium intake?

Easy, here are...: Easy and here are: 1. Excite and keep up your willpower for change, 2. Avoid salt shaker, junk foods. 3. Eat less canned, processed foods, 4. Minimize fancy gourmet foods, remember: salt makes foods tasty just like fat and sugar; they go along together. So, re-learn how to eat like our great grandparents ate, plain foods will be better off.

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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