Converting Salt and Sodium for POTS
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (or POTS) is a medical condition that causes a myriad of symptoms; fatigue, high heart rate, lightheadedness (pre-syncope or syncope), migraine, and more. POTS is often treated with a diet change that includes increased salt or sodium in your diet.
One of the most confusing things about having a POTS diagnosis might be the idea of salt and sodium. How much do you need?! Your doctor may have said something like, "Get up to 20 grams of salt a day in your diet." Or, maybe he said, "Get up to 8000mg of sodium a day in your diet."
Whatever the case may be, converting salt to sodium can be difficult. This salt to sodium (and vice versa) calculator can make it a little easier! Bookmark the page and use this tool anytime you need a little extra help!