Myths About Kidney Disease | 3 Myths About Kidney Disease BUSTED
This video is about myths about kidney disease. Here are three myths about kidney issues that we’re gonna bust today. They are completely incorrect.
The first one is Himalayan sea salt is better than regular table salt. This is false. The truth is that salt is salt whether it’s refined or not, sodium has the same restrictive effect on your vessels so no matter where the sodium comes from excess sodium is not good.
We know that when your kidneys are not operating correctly, excess sodium and fluid buildup in your body without a means of being excreted. This can cause swollen ankles, puffiness, a surge in blood pressure, shortness of breath, and/or fluid near your heart and lungs. Excess sodium levels cause extra stress on kidneys for people with chronic kidney disease and should be limited no more than 2300mg of sodium per day, with any less being even more beneficial.
The second myth is you should avoid potassium foods. That is also wrong. You should only avoid potassium foods if you have high potassium, hyperkalemia, or you’re at risk of developing hyperkalemia. Other than that you don’t want to avoid all those great nutritious beneficial foods that have some potassium in them. The third myth for busting is you can’t improve your kidney situation. You absolutely can and the earlier you start the better. You just need to know and do the right things to help improve your situation which we go over all the time.
The earlier you start a treatment plan the better, and you can get a great start by watching our videos and checking out our website. Seeing multiple nephrologists and getting on a low-protein are great places to start. To your best kidney health everyone.