Researchers found that on average, low salt intake reduced excess extracellular fluid volume by 1 liter, lowered blood pressure by 10 /4 mm Hg, and halved protein excretion in the urine, without causing significant side effects.
If maintained long-term, this could reduce risk of progression by 30%. Otherwise, progressing to end stage renal disease will require dialysis or transplant. Additionally, research suggests that salt restriction is an inexpensive, low-risk and effective intervention for reducing cardiovascular risk and risk of worsening kidney function in people with CKD.
Trisha M. Pacenti RN,BSN