Cor Pulmonale Low Salt
A person with cor pulmonale may benefit from a low salt diet.
All heart failure patients should limit salt intake to 1,000-1,500 mg of sodium 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 pickles, cured meats, salty snacks, and canned soup.
- Avoid seasonings that contain sodium, such as soy sauce, steak sauce, garlic and onion salt, and monosodium glutamate.
- Do not add salt to your food at the dinner table.
- Read food labels and buy foods that are low in salt.
- When eating out, ask that your food be prepared without added salt.
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