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High BP and Salt
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cjh1203 posted:
Here's an interesting article talking about research that shows the low-salt diet we've been told is so important may actually lead to more deaths.
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billh99 responded:
There are some people that are sensitive to sodium. And others with kidney problems or heart failure that need to drastically control their sodium intake.

As there are some people that need to take large amounts of sodium to maintain their blood pressure

But for the majority of the people I suspect that they can handle a higher level of sodium then those recommended.

However, that said Too many prepared foods have way, way too much sodium.
 
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kjme11374 responded:
I use NO added salt, try to buy low- or un-salted food. Obviously some foods have naturally occurring sodium and restaurants prepare with salt despite asking them NOT to.

With my meds (post heart attack in Nov 2013), my BP is absolutely perfect. Before H.A. and all the meds I was off all BP and cholesterol med and my BP was very good.

I think it depends on the person. It's very important to discuss with doctor or nurse practitioner or other health care professional.


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