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Limiting sodium can be an important part of managing some health problems.
Processed foods, fast food, and restaurant foods are the major sources of dietary sodium. The most common name for sodium is salt. Most packaged foods have a Nutrition Facts table. This will tell you how much sodium is in one serving of food.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Adaptation Date: 2/23/2022
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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