In recent publications, it is recommended to begin the treatment with the high daily fluid intake and dietary alterations consistent with the metabolic disorders, a low-sodium diet
for hypercalciuria, oligopurine diet for hyperoxaluria Bastug et al.
The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) showed that a low-sodium diet
which was high in vegetables, fruit and fibre was able to lower blood pressure by over 11 points in people with hypertension.
Compared with a normal sodium diet, a low-sodium diet
increased the risk for mortality (relative risk 1.95; 1.66-2.29), sudden cardiac death (RR 1.72; 1.21-2.44), heart failure (RR 2.23; 1.77-2.81), and heart failure readmissions (RR 2.10; 1.67-2.64) (Heart doi:10.1136 /heartjn1-2012-302337).
Specifically, a low-sodium diet
with significant amounts of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lower nonfat dairy products and lean protein are considered the best diet for healthy eating.
Two hundred ten patients with calcium oxalate kidney stones and hypercalciuria (24-hour urinary calcium excretion greater than 300 mg in men and greater than 250 mg in women) were randomly assigned to consume a low-sodium diet
or a normal diet (control group) for three months.
Women who maintained a normal body weight, engaged in 30 minutes of exercise per day, consumed a low-sodium diet
, consumed alcohol in moderation, used non-narcotic analgesics infrequently, and consumed supplemental folic acid had an 80% lower risk of developing hypertension, compared to the rest of the subjects.
Consult with an internist when necessary, especially if your patient has a comorbid cardiac condition that requires a low-sodium diet
Although adhering to a low-sodium diet
can be challenging, it can be incorporated into a balanced diet with some guidance and planning.
A healthy low-fat, low-sodium diet
, rich in fresh fruit, particularly dark berry fruits such as blueberries, and cherries, which are rich in bioflavonoids and antioxidants, is also recommended.
The two things which help me the most are walking (I walk three times a week, 1.5 miles or more), and a very low-sodium diet
Weight loss and regular exercise are staples of treatment, along with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, a diet low in dairy, fat, and a low-sodium diet
. A study conducted by John McDougall, M.D., author of several books about reducing blood pressure, showed that a diet of moderately low-sodium, vegetarian foods, combined with moderate exercise, reduced systolic blood pressure by an average 17 points and diastolic pressure by an average of 13 points.
'Fortunately, Karen's doctors were able to kick-start her kidneys again and for six years her kidney function was sustained with the help of medication and a low-sodium diet