See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

ConnaStella

858d

Here's my question I am 6'0 tall and I weight 195 lbs. I feel disgusting in my own body. I feel like it's contributed to the high salt diet that I have to have to control my POTS or I faint really easily and get very nauseous. My question is how do you maintain a healthy weight and salt intake at the same time? I believe that a lot of this weight is water weight.

Top reply
    • Whateven

      834d

      I take SaltStick. I have trouble remembering to add salt to my food and the salt tablets help quite a bit.

    • Whateven

      834d

      I take SaltStick. I have trouble remembering to add salt to my food and the salt tablets help quite a bit.

    • Happybear1119

      835d

      That way you can consume less salty food. It allowed me to eat more things I used to before all of this

    • Happybear1119

      835d

      Try drinking things that are super hydrating but have lots of electrolytes. Electrolytes are forms of sodium that hydrate the body and increase blood volume. I drink watered down Gatorade all day and then I drink on mixed liquid IV It’s really helpful for me.

    • tkra

      858d

      My provider (and information I found at the Mayo Clinic and other similar sources) mentioned that regular exercise is key in helping monitor and mitigate symptoms. I’m not sure exactly what you’re capable of doing, so definitely talk with your provider about where they think would be a good place for you to start if that’s something you’re interested in.

    • Amanda29

      858d

      Have you talked to your provider about getting on a salt retainer? I use a prescription salt retainer for my Pots and it helps to the point that I don't feel like I need to constantly have salt with everything

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion