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How Salt Causes High Blood Pressure

…want to lower your blood pressure, you need to limit the amount of salt you consume—and I’m no exception. That’s because salt promotes water retention, and excess water in the body causes high blood pressure levels. How much should you cut back? More than you probably think. The average adult…

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Even Mildly High Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk, Significantly

…agree that most folks should limit sodium intake to less than 2,000 mg a day, that's not the case if you have heart failure. Salt does promote water retention, which can lead to high blood pressure. But if you are have congestive heart failure along with your hypertension, I'm a little more relaxed with…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…sodium. Here I was, a cardiologist as well as a holistic health practitioner, and I hadn’t made the connection. Excess salt contributes to water retention, and that was my problem. Of course, too much salt also makes it difficult to control high blood pressure and contributes toward a myriad of other…

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