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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Overview)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions of the human body.


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What does sodium do to my body and should I take in less everyday?

What does sodium do to my body and should I take in less everyday?

Balance: Sodium in small quantities is an important electrolyte for our bodies. When you eat too much sodium it can cause your body to hold on to more fluid and you can get high blood pressure or swelling. Eating less processed foods and cutting down on tablet salt are good ways to decrease the sodium in your diet. Here's a link to more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/sodium/nu00284. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
2,023 doctors shared insights

Sodium (Overview)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions of the human body.


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How much sodium is in no-salt-added diet if it includes purchased baked goods and processed foods?

How much sodium is in no-salt-added diet if it includes purchased baked goods and processed foods?

1500 mg: 1500 mg is your daily budget. Your food can still taste great. Crank up the flavor by adding more spice to your dish. Example: if you're cooking with garlic, add more garlic than the recipe calls for. You can find more information here: www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.Pdf congrats on making great changes! ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Tip)

Be careful! salt and sodium are hidden in many foods. ...See more

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Can you please describe the breakfast menus i can have for low sodium diet?

Can you please describe the breakfast menus i can have for low sodium diet?

Salt source: While much focus is on the salt we add to cooking or at the table, the majority of our salt comes from processed meats, dairy, and canned goods. This requires a more committed diet change. See a dietician for more detailed guidelines. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when we have too much sodium in our diet?

Could you tell me what happens when we have too much sodium in our diet?

Water retention: In general our bodies can handle it, but increased sodium also increases water retention. This can worsen high blood pressure, kidney disease, or congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Tip)

Eating a Low-Sodium Diet

Fresh and fresh-frozen vegetables usually have less sodium than canned vegetables. ...See more

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Information on methotrexate sodium tabs?

Information on methotrexate sodium tabs?

Ask for injectable: Mtx tabs are 2.5mg. Taken orally, they are in the gut @600x that will be in the blood strea. Absorption is variable-40-90%. Then to the liver which sees 400x that which will be diluted out. None of these are significant issues when given by a weekly subcutaneous injection. Mtx is a valuable drug for inflammatory arthritis, psoriasis, and many autoimmune diseases. I only gibe it subcu! ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Tip)

Eating a Low-Sodium Diet

Ask your doctor about a salt substitute called "no salt" that does not have sodium in it. ...See more