Salt and water regulation in the body derailed by SIADH
Salt restriction is absolutely appropriate for most people with high blood pressure and heart disease. However, SIADH is more common than you might think, and the key to its treatment is restricting drinking water, rather than increasing dietary sodium.
The booklet on sodium, potassium chloride and bicarbonate explains the functions of these body chemicals and how low or high readings are corrected. To obtain a copy, write to:
Book No. 202
628 Virginia Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
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