Today's PH fact is:
Many people with pulmonary hypertension need to be on a low-sodium diet because of fluid retention. When there is excess fluid in the body, and in the blood vessels, the heart has to work even harder to try to get that fluid out. When the heart works too hard for a long period of time, it becomes enlarged, which may lead to right-heart failure.
I am one of the lucky ones who has not had a problem with fluid retention, and I thank my lucky stars for that. It doesn't mean I'm exempt from it, but at least if I know I'm retaining fluid in my ankles or feet, then I have a serious problem going on! I'd need to call my specialist asap! This doesn't mean that I don't care about my salt consumption. I do really try not to use salt, or eat foods high in salt. When I cook, I barely use it. When I'm out at a restaurant, I don't use it then. I am not like my dad, who could pour a container of salt on his food and still want more. YUCK!!