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Teri Spring Too much sodium leads to heart disease and stroke

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Teri Spring

Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 5:26 pm, Tue Jun 12, 2012.

We all consume too much salt. A recent survey by the American Heart Association reveals we are confused about low-sodium choices and the primary sources of sodium in diets.

Excess sodium can increase blood pressure which increases the risk of both heart disease and stroke. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is also a leading risk factor for chronic kidney disease that, uncontrolled, will lead to kidney failure.

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  • Kevin Paglia posted at 1:37 pm on Thu, Feb 9, 2012.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2108

    The other thing to consider and could have been addressed is how to get excess sodium from the body. From my understanding, since sodium is a water soluble then drinking the recommended amount of water will help reduce the sodium in your body. In simplest terms, the more you pee, the lower your sodium.

    The other thing I have heard is maintain a high potassium diet

  • Rami Najjar posted at 1:21 pm on Thu, Feb 9, 2012.

    Toxins Posts: 1

    I didn't think I had to worry about sodium because I don't have high blood pressure, but it looks like I was wrong: http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/salt-ok-if-blood-pressure-is-ok/



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