Questions for your health professional about sodium and cirrhosis

If you need to limit the amount of sodium in your diet, you should see a health professional to help you evaluate your current diet and target how much sodium you should have in your diet. Here are some questions to consider asking:

  • I have cirrhosis. What can you tell me about how eating less sodium will help me?
  • Isn't sodium found in all foods?
  • Do I need a minimum amount of sodium?
  • Can you tell me some foods to avoid because of high sodium content? If I like these foods, what can I substitute?
  • How can I count sodium content in my foods?
  • What's the difference between salt and sodium? Aren't they the same?
  • How can reading food labels and ingredient lists help me cut back on sodium?
  • How can I cook using less sodium?

Last Updated: January 22, 2010

related physicians

related services

Bon Secours International| Sisters of Bon Secours USA| Bon Secours Health System

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. Privacy Policy. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.

© 1995-2010 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.