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Does Sodium Intake Affect Copd
Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more
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
Internal regulation: The body has an efficient, continuous internal regulator for salt and water balance. The kidneys are the prime mover in this and will remove water and salt in the proper quantities to maintain internal balance. So you do not have to try to equalize these items except that too much salt might contribute to blood pressure issues in the long run. ...Read more
Sodium excretion: Due to loss in sweat.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi, im 25y/o and was a kidney donor when i 9as 18.What is the maximum sodium intake for me? Thanks!
1500 mg: This is the current low range recommendation. You would probably be fine even at 2500 mg daily. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
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