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Have you tried adding the salt when eating (not into the meal)? I would not like to have my water taste salty all day long. I need an additional dose of salt from 1 to 3 mg salt per day in order to keep my Na blood level normal. If the Na level gets too low I get circulation problems, lose weight and that goes on like a vicious circle with having less appetite, more diarrhoea and overall mineral losses.

Usually I add 1 g of salt to my breakfast. I take a portion of 1/2 g after about half of the meal, pouring it into a mouthful of food I already chewed and trying to envelope it a bit to avoid the salty taste. Swallowing it with a bit of water there is little taste left of the salt. I have to divide it into 2 portions of 1/2 g with some time in between because taking it all at once is likely to make me feel nauseous.

In the past I also used empty gelatin capsules from the pharmacy (about 0.9 cm³ size is one g of salt), now I have one half of such a capsule glued to a toothpick as a level scoop.

Steve

Rather than put salt in water - which only gives you sodium- why not drink electrolyte beverages that have both sodium and potassium? You don't want your potassium getting low. After colectomy my potassium got alarmingly low and I was compelled to drink liquid potassium. Don't ignore it. If you are losing electrolytes through watery BMs the potassium needs to be replaced. Low potassium could mean cardiac issues and cardiac arrest.

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@CTBarrister posted:

Rather than put salt in water - which only gives you sodium- why not drink electrolyte beverages that have both sodium and potassium? You don't want your potassium getting low. After colectomy my potassium got alarmingly low and I was compelled to drink liquid potassium. Don't ignore it. If you are losing electrolytes through watery BMs the potassium needs to be replaced. Low potassium could mean cardiac issues and cardiac arrest.

That is definitely a good idea!!! I mainly get my potassium through potato chips and potassium snacks Lol But yeah I think I will give electrolyte drinks a shot, especially since I have over 10 BMS per day.  

@SteveG posted:

Have you tried adding the salt when eating (not into the meal)? I would not like to have my water taste salty all day long. I need an additional dose of salt from 1 to 3 mg salt per day in order to keep my Na blood level normal. If the Na level gets too low I get circulation problems, lose weight and that goes on like a vicious circle with having less appetite, more diarrhoea and overall mineral losses.

Usually I add 1 g of salt to my breakfast. I take a portion of 1/2 g after about half of the meal, pouring it into a mouthful of food I already chewed and trying to envelope it a bit to avoid the salty taste. Swallowing it with a bit of water there is little taste left of the salt. I have to divide it into 2 portions of 1/2 g with some time in between because taking it all at once is likely to make me feel nauseous.

In the past I also used empty gelatin capsules from the pharmacy (about 0.9 cm³ size is one g of salt), now I have one half of such a capsule glued to a toothpick as a level scoop.

Steve

I add salt to meals and water, never bothers me, it actually makes me feel better. When I do not, I get headaches. 

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