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Sodium Intake Associated with Ion-Exchange Water Softener

Purpose:

To determine the daily amount of sodium ingested in water treated in an ion-exchange water softener.

Specialty:

Nutrition
Cardiology

Objective:

complications

ICD-10:

E87.8

Description:

Some water softeners use ion exchange to remove calcium, magnesium and other minerals from hard water. The resin is recharged using a saline brine solution. As a result water that has passed through the water softener has increased sodium, which may be a problem with some patients on sodium restriction.

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