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 7 2
Cystic fibrosis 3 0
Blood pooling in limbs 1 0
Craving salt 1 0
Dizziness 1 0

Show all 13 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
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Increased Salt

Side effect Patients
Headaches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Increased Salt

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1
2 tbs. daily 1
4 g daily 1
0.25tsp. as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Increased Salt

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Increased Salt

Duration

Currently using Increased Salt

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

Stopped using Increased Salt

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 5
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Increased Salt.