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Hi PC,

Salt (sodium) can indeed cause problems when used in excess. It can and does cause a multitude of negative health effects, unfortunately... I'm also a big fan of the salt shaker but with hypertension and a recovering liver, I've learned to leave it alone. If you have a lot of prepared foods in your diet, you are already well over your recommended daily allowance. A diet of fresh fruits, vegetables and avoiding frequent servings of red meats, with more fish and chicken, will reduce high sodium in your diet. But then you have to learn to leave the salt shaker in the cupboard, or learn to control its use. The use of spices will also help to keep the salt away. There are a lot of items available that will change the flavor of food, which is after all what we try to accomplish with the salt shaker!

 

"You probably know that high salt intake can increase your blood pressure, but did you know that high blood pressure can contribute to fatty liver disease? Try to limit salt/sodium in your diet to a maximum total of one teaspoon (2,300 milligrams) a day. Read the nutrition label and reduce your intake of high-salt processed foods such as meat, bacon and sausages. Talk to your doctor about medications that can help keep your blood pressure under control."

http://www.loveyourliver.com.au/loving-your-liver/common-toxins-to-avoid

http://www.liver.ca/liver-disease/having-liver-disease/healthy-living-guidelines/sodium-guidelines.aspx

Tig

 



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Salt makes your body retain fluids as it trys to reach a balanced sodium level,to much salt in your system you retain fluids, to little salt can cause digestive and possible neuro sx,  so this is where ,edema, ascites and other swelling comes in, when your liver isn't functioning well like in the case of decompensated cirhosiss to much salt can really cause discomfort because of the fluid retention in the abdominal cavity.

So i don't necessarily think its bad for the liver, but the symptoms it causes are the problem and they are worse in people with liver disease.



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Does anybody know of any reliable information about salt and liver disease? Some say salt is not recommended. Other articles I read say salt isn't an issue. 

Signed, A salt fan. 



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