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Signs You’re Eating Too Much Salt

2. You Suffer From High Blood Pressure

One of the scariest things about high blood pressure is that it often doesn’t present any signs or symptoms, so someone can have it and not even know! High blood pressure puts people at risk for stroke, heart attack, kidney problems, and heart disease. So how does it happen? Well high blood pressure can be brought on or made worse by eating too much sodium. As we previously mentioned, salt plays an important role in the body’s fluid. Too much sodium can increase the amount of water in the body, which then increases the amount of blood. LiveStrong warns that the extra blood puts pressure on the vessels, pushing against the vessel walls which then causes high blood pressure or hypertension.

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