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Lo Salt and equivalents

Hi,

If taking Amlodipine and Candesartan to control high blood pressure, is it OK to take "Lo Salt" (the container says 66% less sodium than regular table, sea and rock salts) or the other low salt equivalents available on the market? I asked the GP but he never heard of it! When I explained what it was, he said it should be OK. Just wondered if anyone knows different.

Thanks.

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Reduced sodium salts often have high potassium. Here is an article that talks about some of the associated risks: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl... Ckd patients are advised against low sodium salts.

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Thanks for the link, SN23. I'm not quite sure what to make of it to be honest - the medical conditions mentioned in the article doesn't apply and we only use it sparingly whilst cooking food rather than liberally. The GP hasn't mentioned anything about problems with Potassium levels in the blood - but then he probably never checked for it on the last blood test.

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My son has CKD and was advised by his doctor to avoid low sodium salts for their high potassium content. But this may not apply in your case and that’s great. You can always check with your doctor just in case.

My very best wishes.

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