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What is the Recommended Salt Amount for IgA Nephropathy

IgA Nephropathy,salt amountSalt or sodium is very important to keep your body balanced. However, too much salt intake is very dangerous for people with IgA nephropathy. What is the recommended salt amount for IgA Nephropathy?

How much sodium is enough for IgA Nephropathy?

The recommended intake of sodium for most healthy people is 2,400 milligrams or less each day. This equals the amount of sodium in one teaspoon of salt. However, for patients with Kidney Disease, they are suggested to take a low-salt diet.

Low-salt diet requires the salt amount from 1,000 to 4,000 mg, as the personal condition differs. The average range for most low sodium diets is 2,000 to 3,000 mg a day. However, if you have other complications, your doctor may further lower the salt intake on this basis. In addition, if you are in one of the following conditions, you may need to restrict salt more:

- CKD stage 5

- End Stage Kidney Disease

- Be on Dialysis

- Suffering from liver or heart problem

Why IgA Nephropathy Patient Are suggested to Follow a Low-Salt Diet?

Low-salt intake is suggested for it may aggravate IgA nephropathy and its symptoms. Sodium has the ability to retain fluid to balance the body internal environment. However, in IgA nephropathy, the kidneys are failed and fail remove the extra sodium and fluid from the blood. This increases the risk to develop edema, high blood pressure, heart failure or shortness of breath.

Is There any salt substitute for me?

Yes, there is some substitutes may replace the salt role. Among the substitute to salt, the most save one are herbs. Please, inform your doctor firstly, before you try any substitute. You also can get a salt substitute food list from a herbalist.

In addition, many salt may hid in some foods and any one with IgA Nephropathy are suggested to focus this issue. For example, one slice of bread contains 150 mg sodium. A person who eats 2 slices of bread each meal consumes 900 mg sodium from bread alone. You’d better try to find a hidden salt food list as soon as possible. This will improve your life quality immediately.

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