Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal is 24.9.
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Sodium is necessary for keeping proper water balance and blood pH.
It’s also needed for stomach, nerve, and muscle function.
Sodium deficiency is rare – most people have adequate (if not excessive) levels of sodium in their bodies – but it can occur.
This condition is most likely to affect people who take diuretics for high blood pressure, especially if they also follow a low-sodium diet.
Some experts estimate as many as 20% of elderly people who take diuretics may be deficient in sodium.
In some cases of disorders like fibromyalgia, studies have shown moderate amounts of sodium may be needed as well (natural sea salt is recommended).
Symptoms of sodium deficiency can include abdominal cramps, anorexia, confusion, dehydration, depression, dizziness, fatigue, flatulence, hallucinations, headache, heart palpitations, an impaired sense of taste, lethargy, low blood pressure, memory impairment, muscular weakness, nausea and vomiting, poor coordination, recurrent infections, seizures, and weight loss.
Too much sodium can result in edema, high blood pressure, potassium deficiency, and liver and kidney disease.
Virtually all foods contain some sodium.
The correct balance of potassium and sodium is necessary for good health.
Because most people consume too much sodium, they typically need more potassium as well.
An imbalance between sodium and potassium can lead to heart disease.
If you sweat excessively from exercise or heat, you’ll need to make sure to replace salt lost in perspiration through foods or beverages with added salt.
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