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Re: Salt Helps Me

From: maria


Hi, my son has had these episodes of not feeling well and he would turn a shade of white and on the verge of passing out. This has been going on since about 3 yrs old. The cardiologist at childrens hospital has told me to put him on a high salt intake with gatorade to drink. when we strayed off this diet he started not feeling well again. We did not do the tilt test because he is only six years old and i feel he has had enough going on to do this type of test. i have to say he has been doing much better since the increase of salt, but a little concerned because he is so young to be eating all this salt.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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