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Last 2weeks tried to minimize salt intake (thought was taking too much).regular checkup a week ago showed sodium level of 132.due to low salt intake?

Last 2weeks tried to minimize salt intake (thought was taking too much).regular checkup a week ago showed sodium level of 132.due to low salt intake?

Here are some...: By the reported sequence of events, relatively low Na+ is likely related to too less sodium intake. But is this the first time or long-term recurrent? Either way you need to follow your attending doctor's instructions and follow-up. Besides, it is useful to understand more features on how our body works for us as much described in articles on http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Best to health ...Read more

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Can low sodium intake (<1500mg/day) lead to fluid retention?

Can low sodium intake (<1500mg/day) lead to fluid retention?

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 more

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Is it unhealthy to eat a very low sodium diet? I am a keeping track of my sodium intake, and it is less than 500mg daily.

Is it unhealthy to eat a very low sodium diet? I am a keeping track of my sodium intake, and it is less than 500mg daily.

That is not easy..: Your body actually needs to have adequate amount of sodium to function normally and so too low can cause significant problems such as seizure, weakness, paralysis etc...500mg/day is actually a very difficult if not impossible task to achieve...As most food u eat contains some sodium. Just not known to you. The current rec is about 2500mg/day for the average joe...Good luck... ...Read more

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I'm suffering from orthostatic hypotension my dr said to increase salt intake but my BP is 140/93, is there anything else I can do to relieve symptoms?

I'm suffering from orthostatic hypotension my dr said to increase salt intake but my BP is 140/93, is there anything else I can do to relieve symptoms?

Yes.: Usually symptoms occur when you get up suddenly. So if laying down, sit for a while then get up slowly. Blood pressure is currently high (hypertension), could be causing symptoms, and would merit a doctor visit to control your blood pressure if it continues that high. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have low blood pressure should I increase my sodium intake?

Can you tell me if I have low blood pressure should I increase my sodium intake?

Maybe: Low BP can be a good thing. You should only try to boost it if you're having frequent dizzy spells. Increasing your sodium and fluid intake will raise your BP but be careful what you wish for! ...Read more

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With Myocarditis & Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia, what do you do about salt intake, as one condition calls for low sodium and other calls for high?

With Myocarditis & Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia, what do you do about salt intake, as one condition calls for low sodium and other calls for high?

Eat salt: Myocarditis is not synonymous with CHF. You need to avoid salt if you're retaining fluid as occurs with CHF. On the other hand, you need salt to support your BP so the answer is obvious: eat salt. If you're passing out from low BP, myocarditis becomes irrelevant. ...Read more

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I heard that a low salt diet is good if you have high blood pressure. How much salt/sodium intake is too much?

I heard that a low salt diet is good if you have high blood pressure. How much salt/sodium intake is too much?

Depends: Not everyone is salt sensitive. Also, potassium which is found in fruit and vegetables helps balance the sodium. Eating lots of fruit and vegetables can help blood pressure. Also magnesium supplementation can help. ...Read more

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Low bp, slow HR (40s-50s) & POTS. On meds, high fluid&salt intake. Sometimes symptomatic w.dizziness, nausea or fainting. Rollercoasters bad idea?

Low bp, slow HR (40s-50s) & POTS. On meds, high fluid&salt intake. Sometimes symptomatic w.dizziness, nausea or fainting. Rollercoasters bad idea?

Yes bad idea: Roller-coaster? No. Excessive gravitational forces the last thing a person with POTS wants to experience. People with POTS have enough difficulty with 1 earth-field of gravitation force. Dysautonomia seems to be causal of POTS, wherein autonomic nerves impinged & incited by hypermobile lumbo-pelvic joints seems etiologic; IMO from several clinical observations of persons with fibromyalgia & POTS. ...Read more

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How much potassium is too much for an active female, mid 20s? I'm having about 6700mg daily, is this dangerous combined with low sodium intake?

How much potassium is too much for an active female, mid 20s? I'm having about 6700mg daily, is this dangerous combined with low sodium intake?

Hmmm....: Wonder if calculations are correct. Normal recommendation for potassium for women runs around 5000 milliequivalents per day - about 3 grams per day. You must be eating a very unusual diet. There is clearly no reason to do so. While there is no obvious harm in the short term there is no benefit. The body can recover from most insults, but any extreme diet can get you in trouble if sustained. ...Read more

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What could an isolated systolic high blood pressure 155max mean in a young adult healthy high hdl low ldl level no family history nor heart condition, rhr 48-50 no symp, bmi of 22, low salt intake. Only a nodule on lung but harmless?

What could an isolated systolic high blood pressure 155max mean in a young adult healthy high hdl low ldl level no family history nor heart condition, rhr 48-50 no symp, bmi of 22, low salt intake. Only a nodule on lung but harmless?

Isolated finding: Maybe measured with too small a cuff. All the other data you mentioned looked OK. Stop obsessing over single numbers! One has to look at findings in a context. You can make a virtual appt and we can discuss in more detail if you want to. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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
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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it true that your sodium intake be offset by your water intake?

Is it true that your sodium intake be offset by your water intake?

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

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Can I remedy my high-salt intake in ways other than eating less salt?

Can I remedy my high-salt intake in ways other than eating less salt?

High salt: Yes you can vomit, sweat, spit or get diarrhea. Most common remedy is to die from heart problems caused by a high salt diet. But the choice is yours. I recommend the DASH eating plan. This high K diet helps block Na.

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How does salt intake affect the stomach?

How does salt intake affect the stomach?

NaCl stomach: There is good evidence it increases risk of gastric cancer. Mechanisms not known. ...Read more

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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...
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