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Ankle and leg always swollen when I eat salty snacks/ what are substitutes?

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In brief: Salt Substitute

Salt causes water retention, excess fluids that the kidneys cannot excrete may end up as fluid accumulation around the ankles.
Elevate the feet when sitting to the level of your heart, wear ted hose or jobst stockings, and limit your salt intake. Find other seasonings that won't kill you.

In brief: Salt Substitute

Salt causes water retention, excess fluids that the kidneys cannot excrete may end up as fluid accumulation around the ankles.
Elevate the feet when sitting to the level of your heart, wear ted hose or jobst stockings, and limit your salt intake. Find other seasonings that won't kill you.
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Avoid salt!

You may be sensitive to salt and be retaining some fluid.
Salty food in moderation is fine for most people, but can be a problem for people with high blood pressure or heart failure. Try unsalted crunchy snacks like fresh fruits and vegetables or using spices to replace the salt. You should consider seeing your health provider for persistent swelling.

In brief: Avoid salt!

You may be sensitive to salt and be retaining some fluid.
Salty food in moderation is fine for most people, but can be a problem for people with high blood pressure or heart failure. Try unsalted crunchy snacks like fresh fruits and vegetables or using spices to replace the salt. You should consider seeing your health provider for persistent swelling.
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng
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