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Symptoms Of 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
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
Sodium excretion: Due to loss in sweat.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
With Myocarditis & Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia, what do you do about salt intake, as one condition calls for low sodium and other calls for high?
I heard that a low salt diet is good if you have high blood pressure. How much salt/sodium intake is too much?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I'm missing my normal salt intake which I had earlier with my usual curries. Can this diet change effect on the insulin activity?
No: It won't have any effect whatsoever.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sodium intake control. Book says when comparing nutrition labels, the one saying 1Cup serv-100mg Na is less than 6oz serv-60mg Na. How is that less?
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
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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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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