Posts Tagged ‘sodium’

Guidelines for a Low Sodium Diet

Guidelines for a Low Sodium Diet Sodium controls fluid balance and maintains blood volume and blood pressure. A diet high in sodium may raise blood pressure and cause fluid retention, resulting in swelling of the legs and feet. Water may also collect around the lungs and lead to shortness of breath. The average American eats…

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A Good Article on Salt Intake

Salt Intake Patients with cirrhosis tend to retain salt. Cirrhosis can lead to portal hypertension, low albumin levels and increased sodium retention, which can culminate in the development of ascites. Diet is the first and most important intervention in patients with cirrhosis. In the earliest stages of cirrhosis, urinary sodium excretion is plentiful, and a…

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