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After my most recent blood work, I received a call from my trial nurse instructing me to limit fluid intake to 2 liters per day. When I asked why they said that my sodium levels were too high. I fail to see the connection. Can anyone shed any light on this?
Hi, totally do not deprive yourself of salt, it can have adverse effects. The norm for hypertension is reduced salt, not total avoidance, reduce salt intake to less than 4 g of salt a day (approximately 1550 mg). Diastolic blood pressure increases due to peripheral arterial spasm and the heart has to pump against this increased resistance, so the pressure increases. Medications are given to relieve this spasm and lower pressure.
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My 15 yr old daughter has been diagnosed with High Blood pressure, her docotr told us to put her on a low sodium, low fat diet. She is very active (she is a cheerleader)but she wants her to walk. Our question is what is a normal amount of sodium for her to have and what should we lower it to ?
Hi there, It is said that a diet rich in potassium usually blunts the adverse effects of sodium on blood pressure. A high intake of sodium causes significant rise in blood pressure. Greater potassium intake can displace excessive sodium .Avoid high sodium containing foods like shellfish, processed frozen foods. Taking an equal amount of potassium with sodium results in a neutral combination.
Also excessive G2 can cause hyopnatrium which is dangerously low sodium levels. As well as high blood pressure and high blood sugars. You might want to consider only drinking G2 during strenuous exercise only to see if your sodium levels will increase with limited effort, and some of your symptoms like the fatigue may improve. Here is a site that tells how detrimental Gatorade can be if not used only in moderation. http://www.livestrong.
I wonder if my sodium levels are low. I read that low blood sodium can cause dizziness, BUT, and here's my question, does it cause dizziness because of LOW BP?? Cause my BP is definitely not low. Also, while these dizzy spells come on out of the blue, they also disappear after an hour (at most). I would think if I had low blood sodium levels they wouldn't just come on suddenly then go away. I'm totally stumped as to why this is happening.
I NEED to lower the sodium and carbohydrates in my diet but I'm unsure how to do this. It seems EVERYTHING I have/can find is either a carbohydrate or has relatively high sodium levels. What DOESN'T have carbohydrates? How do I go about eating less carbohydrates and maintaining a healthy diet. I eat oatmeal in the morning, a sandwich for lunch, and have been trying to stick with fish or chicken for dinner. Thanks in advance!
I was told I have high blood pressure and just as a caution I should go on a low sodium diet. So I've been Googling recipes and things but I'm not finding to many. Does any one has some advice about the diet or some amazing recipes? That would be amazing!!
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after 2 treatments his amonia level was high and platlets low so they stopped treatment and put him on a med to cause diareha which he already has and lots of fluids,which all he is having is ensure and water.then the next day called and said his sodium was low two cut his fluids to 1 and half liters.When i asked why,and that he is suppose to eat salt free,what about dehydration i was told it was too complicated to explain they would see us in a wk.
Hi......i read an article about H1N1 virus..it says: to protect yourself from the virus"swine flu" it will be good for you to drink a cup of water with full tea spoon of Sodium bicarbonate daily, which will make your blood more alkaline. and the alkalinity is not favourable enviroment for the virus ...and the virus will day the Q is: is this true? can Sodium bicarbonate harm my body?
Plasma and cellular sodium is very tightly regulated by the adrenal-renal system and must be within a very narrow range to be compatable with life. Dietary intake of sodium is important in reducing blood pressure and is related to water retention rather than plasma levels. Hope this helps clarify things. Remember afib is a chronic condition and not everyone can be maintained in sinus rhythm although that is the goal.
I'm taking the Florinef now and adding tons of sodium and fluids. This from my understanding of anatomy is a dangerous combo. Doesn't high sodium + Florenif = disaster for potassium? I'm not having any problems or anything yet, but I have never had low sodium levels that I know of. I understand the need for the sodium to help retain the fluids for the BP and HR. But is this a fine line that is just something we have to deal with because of the need for the tons and tons of sodium?
We know that salt increases blood pressure, but there is not nessecarily any proven corilation between high blood pressure and high heart rate, it depends mostly on how your heart responds to these changes. It is common for the heart rate to increase after a large meal, due to the change in blood volume as it shifts towards the stomach/intestinal area to help with digestion. Caffeine and excessive sugars can increase the heart rate as well.
The kidneys have a system that can detect sodium concentration in the blood and remove any excess sodium to prevent high blood pressure (excess salt in the blood tends to push water from the tissues into the bloodstream; the increased volume in your circulation causes higher blood pressure). If somehow your sodium ended up being higher than normal due to your meal your kidneys would help return your sodium levels to normal within six hours or so.
I also know I have no sign of atherosclerosis (my blood pressure is low, weight is normal, no foamy urine, no blood in urine). My Doctor's Office has asked for another blood draw without fasting. At this point, should I be concerned about CKD? Chronic Kidney Disease or any other issue?
The best way to lower blood pressure is to lose weight. It is great that you have lowered your sodium content of the food you eat. Healthy eating and exercise will result in weight loss.
Diet and nutrition are pretty important in pregnancy, and too much salt could lead to high blood pressure, which is a very serious complication in pregnancy. Eating those sorts of foods regularly could also mean that your baby's not getting enough of the nutritious stuff, and possibly gestational diabetes down the line. In the first trimester the baby's nutritional needs aren't huge, but still, it's a good idea to wean yourself from these habits now.
Greetings, I'm a 22 year old male and in what I'd like to think pretty fair shape, 6'2, 185, below average body fat. For the past year or more I've had high blood pressure, the first time I noticed it was settling at about 150; I suppose in my youthful ignorance I blew this off.
I am 35 years old and never thought I had HIgh Blood pressure until recently. As I am into my higher studies, when visiting the doctor for a fall, they told me I had high pressure readings of 160/110. My pulse was also high, ( I was diagnosed with tachycardia some years ago which was again put down to stress.) They put it down to anxiety and stress, and gave me atenenol 25 mg. Since then I have developed a fear, and my pulse raises whenever the doctor checks my pressure, and my pressure is high.
normal bp is 120/70, anything 140/80 or over is generally considered high, with what your reading I would just watch sodium intake, exercise a bit more and if you do need bp meds, a diruetic (water pill) would be first choice.
Arthur, you certainly appear to know your stuff. Thankyou. Although my blood pressure is high, my main interest is inpreventing leg cramps at night. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks again.
First and foremost, you need to restrict your salt/sodium intake, and increase your potassium intake. The majority of canned foods are very high in sodium, as are, cheeses, pickles, and butter. A low fat diet is also beneficial. Excessive amounts of alcohol and caffeine should be eliminated and definitely no smoking. It all comes down to a well balanced diet along with exercise and being faithful about taking your precribed medication, if need be.
Then about 6 months ago when i was at the Dr. I had high blood pressure (138/88). My Dr. told me to watch my sodium and i had blood work taken. The blood work came back normal and I have been really watching my sodium. It hasn't gone down. What could be the cause? My Dr. asks if i have shortness of breath and I don't, but I just feel that something is wrong. My father had heart problems/stroke but never had high BP. Am I just being paranoid?
Hi there. I am only 21 but I have high blood pressure, and I'm not sure why. Apart from maybe the odd extra cookie, I would say my diet is fine. I perhaps don't exercise as regularly as one would like but I hardly see it as a cause for high blood pressure. I wouldn't say I'm any more stressed out than my peers. My family's blood pressure is fine. Any ideas what could be causing this?
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