A 20-year-old male asked:
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would eating a gram of potassium chloride lower blood pressure, and eating a gram of salt raise it? is there a certain ratio you should have?

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Dr. Michael Yap
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Somewhat unrelated: Though extra salt (or sodium) in your diet can definitely contribute to increasing blood pressure (especially in the long run), the extra potassium would not affect your blood pressure, neither increasing nor decreasing it. Thus, there is no ratio needed.
Answered on Dec 30, 2014
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