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Does sodium intake affect copd?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Early No/late maybe

End stage COPD may cause cor pulmonale of CHF secondary to copd.
The CHF gets decompnsated with sodium and fluid intake.

In brief: Early No/late maybe

End stage COPD may cause cor pulmonale of CHF secondary to copd.
The CHF gets decompnsated with sodium and fluid intake.
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Unless you are taking steroids, it might exacerbate water retention.

In brief: No

Unless you are taking steroids, it might exacerbate water retention.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Not directly

Sodium intake usually affects hypertension.
If blood pressure is not controlled, that may make breathing harder, not directly related to copd. If the COPD patient has carbon dioxide retention they should limit their carbohydrate intake.

In brief: Not directly

Sodium intake usually affects hypertension.
If blood pressure is not controlled, that may make breathing harder, not directly related to copd. If the COPD patient has carbon dioxide retention they should limit their carbohydrate intake.
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