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Why Is Excess Sodium Bad For You
Not necessarily: It's lower than normal range, and should be rechecked in the next month, but if there are no symptoms likely not worrisome. Some medicines can affect, as well as other conditions, for some people this is normal. ...Read more
It's a lot: Lot of sodium for one serving. If u have high blood pressure then it would be unwise. Overall I suggest getting the low sodium products or trying to avoid canned foods. Salt causes pressure to go up as water follows salt so it fills up the blood vessels and puts a strain on them which ultimately places more work on your heart as it's the generator to push blood through the vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking Divalproex sodium DR 250mg. I'm only taking it once a day only at night. Is that okay? Is that bad only taking it once a day instead of two?
Lauryl Sulfate: Sodium laureth sulfate is an ethoxylated detergent, meaning it contains alcohol compounds that undergo a process called ethoxylation. According to an article by david steinman in healthy living magazine, these compounds are often contaminated with 1, 4-dioxane, which the United States government lists as a "probable human carcinogen." however, no research has conclusively proven that sles or other. ...Read more
Irritating...: That ingredient makes it a better detergent, perhaps, but also is irritating to skin, eyes. On the other hand, claims about its carcinogenic properties have not been substantiated. Companies are hyping their products as sulfate free to improve their sales. If lauryl sulfate based products are working for you and not causing irritation, I would not worry about that ingredient. ...Read more
It's not bad: Very high concentrations of any Fluoride that is ingested would be bad for your health & can cause fluorosis of the teeth that are being formed (in children) that are underneath the gums. Typical levels of sodium Fluoride in toothpaste (use a pea-sized amount only) or in the liquid rinses (always follow the exact directions) when used as directed will not harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low salt foods: You should avoud frozen foods since they tend to have alot of sodium in them. Do not add salt to your food while it is cooking. Add it when you eat it, since you will tend to add less. ...Read more
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