vertigo (spinning sensation) experienced in
Ménière's disease can be severe and debilitating.
There is little you can do to change the intensity of an episode, but eating a
low-sodium diet may help reduce the frequency of your episodes. Salt is the
most familiar source of sodium.
that restricting sodium to 1,000 mg a day may help those with Ménière's
Eating less salt does not have to be difficult.
Following are five keys to decreasing salt in your diet:
- Read labels, especially on processed foods, to
see how much sodium foods contain.
- Ask for low-salt meals at
- If you use canned vegetables, rinse them
- Call your local water company to find out the sodium
content of your water supply. If you drink bottled water, read the label and
choose a sodium-free brand.
- Don't add salt to your food.
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