DIET AND NUTRITION FOR HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SODIUM?
Sodium is found in salt and other food. Most canned foods and frozen dinners contain large amount of sodium. Too much sodium makes you thirsty. But if you drink more fluid, your heart has to work harder to pump the fluid through your body. Overtime, this can cause high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. We would advise:
- Try to eat fresh foods that are naturally low in sodium. Look for product labeled low sodium.
- Do not use salt substitutes because they contain potassium.
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