November 30, 2021

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Is swollen feet indicative of the high proportion of salt? Consultant answers


Dr. Khaled Al-Amri, a consultant nephrologist and intensive care unit and head of the kidney unit at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, explained the reasons for the high or deficiency of salts in the body, noting that the most common thing in society that causes a lack of salt in the body is chronic diseases.

Al-Amiri said in an interview with the “Sabah Al-Saudia” program shown on the Saudi channel, that “the reasons for the rise in salts in the body are usually clear. An increase in salt due to a decrease in water.

The nephrology consultant added that one of the main reasons for the lack of salt in the body is chronic diseases.

He added, “It spreads in the elderly because of their diet, which mostly depends on avoiding salt in food,” warning against excessive drinking of water, as it causes a lack of salt in the body.

The kidney consultant confirmed that the salts and water in the body should be in normal proportions, noting that eating a lot of water may cause problems for the kidneys, and he said: “Water helps the kidneys to carry out their tasks, but when we try to overshadow their role by eating a lot of water may cause kidney problems.” Those are real problems.”