Eating Right for Chronic Kidney Disease Series – Controlling Sodium (Salt) Intake

Introduction Sodium, beyond its role in maintaining body fluid balance, is intricately linked to the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Elevated blood pressure (BP) in CKD patientsis often attributed to sodium sensitivity, leading to sodium and fluid retention and subsequent hypertension. Conversely, studies indicate that salt restriction in non-dialysis CKD patients reduces BP levels …

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