Can you offset sodium intake by drinking more water

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  1. ErwinRommel

    ErwinRommel New Member

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    According to my log, I'm taking in over 4000 mg per day, however I probably drink 3-4 gallons of water per day. Will this even out or should I crack down on sodium in my diet?
     
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    :rofl: I really doubt you're cramming down 3-4 gallons a day unless you're working outside, even then, you'd be hard pressed for it.

    there's nothing wrong with a higher sodium intake, it's just going to make you retain more of the water
     
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    Honestly, I don't know where it all goes I seem to have no sense of being thirst quenched. I have a gallon jug by me and drink that at least twice, then at school and the gym I fill my 1.5 L bottle 2-3 times. Then I have diet sodas on top of that, it's ridiculous.
     
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    You might be diabetic.
     
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    how much potassium you getting?
     
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    dunno, heres what I ate yesterday

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    id have your blood pressure checked........if your blood pressure is normal I wouldnt fret too much about sodium
     
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    Just went to the measuring machine the other day cause I was taking e/c, everything was below what it needed to be, though I went off the e/c from restlessness and trouble breathing
     
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    shouldn't ephedrine help breathing?
     
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    Suppose so, but I felt like death so I quit while I was ahead
     
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    seriously, get your bgl check.
     
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    bgl?
     
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    blood glucose level, you urinate a lot as well?
     
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    quite a bit yeah, maybe once an hour or two
     
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    its probably just because you drink so much water, but none the less, get your blood gluc level checked. Its your a quick prick in the finger and you'll have a result in a few seconds.
     
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    I'll get to the doctor asap, thanks
     
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    drinking a shit ton of water can increase your craving for salty foods due to the body trying to maintain electrolyte balance
     
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    Na / K balance is the key thing to worry about with regards to too much/too little sodium.


    Rarely it's an issue. So long as your BP is normal, and you are not cramping up, I wouldn't worry.
     
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    i drank up to 3 gallons a day several years ago when i lost a bunch of weight

    its easy to get that much water a day

    right now I'm at 3L a day MINIMUM and that's not counting the water I use for coffee and tea

    I drink 1.5L as soon as I get up in the morning
     
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    oh and sodium doesn't CAUSE high blood pressure but it certainly aggravates it if you have issues with high blood pressure
     
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    Eat more potassium
     
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    what foods are rich in potassium? I know you can't really take supplements for it
     
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    Bananas
     
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    Aldosterone is a major factor in controlling sodium retention. Aldosterone promotes both the retention of sodium and the excretion of potassium. Aldosterone is released in response to low sodium or more importantly high potassium concentrations. Increasing your potassium intake will not necessarily decrease your serum sodium concentration.
     
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