Aldosteronism Home Care
Home care for aldosteronism includes:
- Eat a low salt diet.
- Regular exercise program.
- Avoid alcohol, or drink alcohol in moderation:
- For men: no more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day
- For women: no more than 1 alcoholic beverage per day
- Avoid caffeine.
- Weight loss if you are overweight.
- Stop smoking.
- Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
Aldosteronism Low Salt Diet
A person with aldosteronism may benefit from a diet low in salt.
A low salt diet contains less than 1,500 mg (1.5 grams) of salt per day. One teaspoon of salt contains about 2,300 mg of sodium.
Tips on how to reduce your salt consumption:
- Avoid cooking with salt.
- Avoid fast food.
- Avoid salty foods such as:
- Cured meats
- Salty snacks
- Canned soup
- Avoid seasonings that contain sodium such as:
- Soy sauce
- Steak sauce
- Garlic and onion salt
- Monosodium glutamate
- Do not add salt to your food after it is prepared.
- Read food labels and buy foods that are low in salt.
- When eating out, ask that your food be prepared without added salt.
Aldosteronism Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have aldosteronism and any of the following:
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