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A majority of patients with CKD tend to be “salt-sensitive” in that they may not be able to excrete sodium properly. Therefore it is important to monitor fluid and sodium intake in patients with CKD, minimizing salt/saline exposure and using diuretics where appropriate to avoid congestive heart failure and edema.

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Weir M and Fink J; Salt intake and progression of CKD: an overlooked modifiable exposure. Am J Kidney Disease 2005: 45: 176-188

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