On a low salt diet, can I eat regular canned vegetables if I rinse them off before cooking?

I have high blood pressure and have been on a low salt diet. Can I eat regular canned vegetables if I rinse them off before cooking? No, you should not eat vegetables canned with salt. Also, you cannot rinse the salt off before heating the canned vegetables. I would suggest you buy frozen vegetables but read...

If I was pregnant, would this cause me to retain water and cause my hands to swell?

I am not pregnant. I don't set amount of time to do exercise. But I walk stairs and up walk up steep hills and play with my mom's babysitting kids. I also am on my feet at all times while I am at work which is pretty often. One thing I don't do is drink a...

Which diet pop has the least amount of salt in it?

Which diet pop has the least amount of salt in it? I've been drinking four to five cans of diet pop a day. I've read it contains lots of salt. Diet pop contains less than 100 milligrams of sodium per 12-ounce can. That amount of sodium is less than one slice of bread. Diet colas...

Why is my blood pressure is rising?

My blood pressure (systolic) is rising surprisingly (usually 130 or less, now up to 145 over the last month or so). We have changed our diet to lots of pasta, (controlling the calories) and less (very much less) meat. This is not a healthy move, just cooking from a great cookbook which has the...

My grandmother’s sodium level is 123. I have relayed your suggestions to ask my grandmother’s doctors.

Thank you for responding so soon to my letter about my grandmother's sodium level. I was incorrect about her present count. It is at 123, not 143. I have relayed your suggestions to my mother so she can ask her doctors about testing for certain things. I appreciate your quick response and hope something...

I have recently been diagnosed with CHF (congestive heart failure).

I am a 56-year-old woman who has recently been diagnosed with CHF (Congestive Heart Failure). Part of my treatment is a diet low in salt and fat. When one says "low is salt" how much is permitted in a daily diet? I asked my physician this and he said just not to "add" any salt...

What makes someone who has high blood pressure for their sugar to be up one day and then the next day their sugar may bottom out?

I also would like to know what it is that will make someone who has high blood pressure for their sugar to be up one day and then the next day their sugar may bottom out on them? If your food intake is regulated correctly by diabetes medication (pills or injected insulin), you shouldn't be...

My grandmother is in the hospital and her sodium level keeps dropping. What caused this?

Please help me find an answer to my 82-year-old grandmother's problem. She is in the hospital now and her sodium level keeps dropping. Is there something that would cause this depletion? The doctors do not know why her sodium level keeps going down. I believe at present that her level is at 143. Please...

My husband is on a low salt diet for high blood pressure. He tells me food tastes blah.

My husband is on a low salt diet for high blood pressure. He tells me his food tastes blah. Recently, he has been sprinkling soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce on his meat. Is it all right to use them on his diet? No, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce are both too high in sodium and...

What do excess amounts of salt do to the body?

What do excessive amounts of salt do to the body? It would depend on how much excess salt (or salty foods) you ate in how much time and how well your kidneys functioned. Salt is a compound containing 2 minerals, sodium, and chloride and it attracts water. When the salt content of your blood goes up,...