Patient Comments: Edema - Salt Intake

Question:

If you've had edema, in what ways do you adjust your salt intake? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: apteryx, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 12

I've reduced my salt intake by eliminating canned foods, except for those labeled 'no salt added.' I make my own sauces and use dried beans. I'm not sure how much this has affected my (mild) edema, but I'm actually enjoying my food more.

Comment from: gate, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I adjust my salt intake by simply not adding extra salt, although some can be found in food and drinks.

QUESTION

What is heart failure? See Answer

Subscribe to MedicineNet's Heart Health Newsletter

By clicking "Submit," I agree to the MedicineNet Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. I also agree to receive emails from MedicineNet and I understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet subscriptions at any time.

CONTINUE SCROLLING FOR RELATED SLIDESHOW