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horanclan6 posted:
I crave salt all the time. It seems to have gotten worse since my doctor put me on a high blood pressure med with a diuretic. Could that be the cause? Might it be something else?
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atti_editor responded:
Hi horanclan6,

Here is an article that I found that suggests people with high blood pressure may actually crave more salt . You might try making this salt substitute recipe , but remember to talk with your doctor before doing so. We also have many resources that can help you cut back on the salt in your diet, such as these 10 Tasty Alternatives to Your Favorite Foods and 5 Easy Ways to Cut Back on Salt .

You might also ask your doctor if others have reported increased salt cravings while taking the medications you are on.


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