low-salt diet


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Noun1.low-salt diet - a diet that limits the intake of salt (sodium chloride); often used in treating hypertension or edema or certain other disorders
diet - a prescribed selection of foods
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In addition to all the above-cited neglected facts, recent research indicates that a low-salt diet can result in negative effects for the human body: the activation of the rennin-angiotensin system and the sympathetic nervous system, the increase in insulin resistance and hypo dehydration (especially with the elderly).
A low-salt diet will also help reduce blood pressure, but even if you don't add salt to your food at the table, it can be hidden in processed foods so it's always best to check the label.
After 3 years of conservative medical therapy (a low-salt diet and a diuretic), the patient returned with worsening vertigo and drop attacks.
Recent findings on how excess salt affects the kidneys and blood vessels may help identify people with hypertension who will most benefit from a low-salt diet and might even lead to new drug therapies in the future.
You can help to minimise this build-up by eating a low-salt diet (6g is the maximum daily level, but a lot of people eat double that) and also avoid cakes, biscuits and sugary foods and drinks containing refined sugars and starches which are believed to contribute to fluid retention.
On the other hand, an Australian researcher says that hypertensive people who have had high-salt diets for half a century can start to lower their BP in a month or so on a low-salt diet.
Salt intake in isolated tribes and in chimpanzees: There are numerous small populations, scattered throughout the world, which because of their isolation recently ate or continue to eat a low-salt diet.
It also suggests that a low-salt diet may be especially useful in adolescence to increase bone mass as a defense against osteoporosis later in life, she adds.
My wife has me on a low-salt diet, so I need roasted peanuts.
But theoretically, if you had the necessary knowledge, you may be able to prescribe medication or a low-salt diet for those who needed it, but not for those who don't.
The management of this frustrating complication may be difficult and requires the administration of a low-salt diet and potent drugs which increase the output of urine (diuretics).