Managing Sodium Content During Thanksgiving Dinner

Everybody anticipates overeating at Thanksgiving Dinner.  Without the NFL games all day long, I am sure that most of us would be napping after the meal.  This is part of the culture of Thanksgiving Day in America.

However, for patients with congestive heart failure (known or unsuspected), ingesting around 4 gm of sodium at a single meal can be disastrous….and mean a trip to the ER with shortness of breath and edema.

Here’s a little math that might help curb your appetite.  It’s got nothing to do with the prices at the supermarket, but the numbers show a certain expense…..

Sodium Intake

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