Can low sodium cause hyperkalemia in Nigerian patients?

Hyperkalemia in the emergency department is getting more and more. Inquiring about medical history, many people use low sodium salt because low sodium salt is more expensive than ordinary salt, and what is considered expensive is good. Kidney doctors say every day that the cheapest Snowflake salt can t be bought with low sodium salt, low sodium salt is high potassium salt, it is fatal salt … Recently, this news has spread widely in the circle of friends, causing many people to panic.

Yesterday, the reporter from Qianbao interviewed Shou Zhangfei, deputy director of Zhejiang University International Hospital and director of the kidney disease center, and asked the expert on kidney disease to talk about the salt that everyone has to eat every day.

This statement is too one-sided. Shou Zhangfei said, If you eat hypokalemia and eat hyperkalemia, then everyone eating bananas and watermelons will be in danger.

Low-sodium salt can be bought in supermarkets, and the price is a little more expensive than ordinary salt. Its main ingredients are sodium chloride and a small amount of potassium chloride. Using iodized salt as a raw material, it reduces the sodium ion content and supplements the body s needs. Potassium. Potassium is an essential electrolyte for the human body, which can let the body exert normal physiological functions, as well as soften blood vessels and reduce blood pressure.

Even with a little more potassium intake, our body can regulate it very well. Shou Zhangfei said that excretion of potassium is mainly through the kidneys, sweat and feces, especially the kidneys have a strong regulation of blood potassium, many people in In summer, I like to sip on watermelons, or drink orange juice in several large glasses. Like watermelon and oranges, they are rich in potassium. I have never heard of anyone who eats watermelon and has hyperkalemia. Shou Zhangfei said, This is enough to show that everyone s kidneys have played a good regulatory role.

In fact, the low sodium salt in Hangzhou generally has a potassium content of 30% (within the range of plus or minus 10%). The World Health Organization requires the human body to consume less than 5 grams of salt a day. In terms of conversion, the daily intake of potassium is 2 grams. about. The World Health Organization also has a regulation on potassium intake, which is 3.51 grams. According to survey data from 2002, the daily potassium intake of Chinese urban and rural residents is less than 1.9 grams.

These data show that the potassium we consume in our daily lives is generally low. In this respect, low sodium salts can be called a healthy salt, and it is reasonable to be sought after.

Shou Zhangfei said that most of the patients with hyperkalemia are chronic renal failure and acute renal failure, and it will be fatal to a certain extent. For ordinary people, eating low sodium is no problem, but for the kidneys For patients, hypokalemia may lead to hyperkalemia. The reason is simple: their kidney function is not working, and blood potassium regulation will naturally have problems.

In fact, low-sodium salt packaging bags will be marked: People who are not suitable for high potassium intake, such as high-temperature workers, heavy physical workers, people with renal dysfunction, and hypertension patients taking antihypertensive drugs, should use low Sodium salt.

Wu Shou and Zhang Fei emphasized that although low sodium salts are good for most people s health and control the sodium content, they can t let go. Regardless of the salt, minimizing sodium intake is the key. (Reporter Zhang Miao Correspondent Du Yuting)

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