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The Role of Sodium In CHF

By Shaunagh O'Connor

Sodium is the chemical that makes up almost half the composition of table salt. Our bodies need sodium to function correctly, but the amount of sodium in your diet takes on a whole new significance when you have chronic heart failure (CHF).

Have you ever noticed how even the healthiest person gets thirsty after eating chocolate, potato chips, and fast food? That’s because all of these products contain a hefty amount of salt, and salt and water are natural partners – just look at the ocean!

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