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    results from lower sodium
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    lhorschel posted:
    how quickly can lower blood pressure readings be seem from reducing your sodium intake?
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    billh99 responded:
    No medical professional responds in this forum.

    But my assumption would be that your BP would respond in a day or two - no more than a week.

    BUT that is only if you are sensitive to sodium. And from my reading most people or not unless they also have other problems then just hypertension.

    And there is some indication that more important than sodium is the potassium/sodium ration. Make sure that you are getting enough potassium in your diet.
     
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to billh99's response:
    Great information Bill and welcome lhorschel -

    Here are some resources you might find interesting as you try to reduce sodium and lower your blood pressure:

    Salt Shockers Slideshow: High-Sodium Surprises

    Potassium and Your Heart

    Yours in health,

    Haylen


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