How Much Sodium Do You Need? (Page 10)

7. If You’ve Had Kidney Stones

There are no specific sodium guidelines for kidney stones currently, so it’s unlikely your doctor is going to put you on a low-­sodium diet. However, if you have had stones, watching your sodium may still make sense: consuming too much sodium doesn’t cause kidney stones directly, but because it ups the amount of calcium excreted, that can favor calcium stone formation, says Vassalotti.

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