What is Increased Salt?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Sodium is the primary electrolyte that regulates the extracellular fluid levels in the body. It is necessary to regulate blood pressure and blood volume. It occurs naturally in many foods, including vegetables and dairy products. In addition, sodium is in drinking water and in many processed foods.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 9 3
Low blood pressure 6 4
Cystic fibrosis 3 0
Blood pooling in limbs 1 0
Craving salt 1 0
Dizziness 1 0

Show all 14 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Increased Salt

Side effect Patients Percentage
Headaches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Increased Salt

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 other daily 1
6 g daily 1
6000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Increased Salt

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently using Increased Salt

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Increased Salt

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 6
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 5
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