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Doctor insights on: Landon Donovan Smelling Salts

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Why is salt bad to eat?

Why is salt bad to eat?

Blood pressure: It would be impossible to overstate the contribution of high blood pressure to overall ill-health especially in older folks who've had it for a long time. In societies where salt isn't normally added to food, there's far, far less high blood pressure. ...Read more

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My body tast like salt?

My body tast like salt?

Salty Taste of Skin: Skin tastes salty because sweat contains salt. If you have been sweating more than usual, this will give your skin more of a salty taste. It is not abnormal for your skin to taste this way. If you have been experiencing heat intolerance or sweating more than usual, this can indicate hyperthyroidism or other hormonal imbalances. I would have your doctor check your thyroid level. ...Read more

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Why is salt bad for you?

Why is salt bad for you?

Fluid retention.: Salt can raise the blood pressure, so would be particularly bad for people with high BP. It also causes water retention, so could be bad for people with CHF or kidney issues. ...Read more

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How bad is salt for you?

How bad is salt for you?

Salt: Salt is known to contribute to elevated blood pressure especially in someone who already has this problem. Also, certain other conditions such as liver cirrhosis and kidney issues may get worse when excessive amounts of salt is consumed. Overall, it's been a push recently to reduce the amount of salt in the us diet as it has been shown that typical american diet has more salt than is recommended. ...Read more

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I crave salt! all the time?

I crave salt! all the time?

Often a sign of stress: Salt cravings are common but yours sounds extreme. The most serious medical problem known to be associated with this is addison's disease, which is due to low adrenal function. While addison's disease is rare, a much more common cause is a less severe form of adrenal stress often called adrenal fatigue, that is related to ongoing stress. Research suggests that in this situation salt can help relieve stress and have some antidepressant effects, but it is not the best long-term way of dealing with the problem. Salt cravings can also simply be a sign of dehydration or cause by fluid loss due to sweating, vomiting or diarrhea. According to chinese medicine theory, salt cravings are signs of imbalances of the kidney meridian (which is related to adrenal problems). Some good information on adrenal fatigue is at http://www.Adrenalfatigue.Org/. ...Read more

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How come salt is bad for you?

How come salt is bad for you?

Sometimes: Salt enhances the tastes of many foods and is a common ingredient in many of them. It leads to fluid retention and heart difficulties in those with hypertension and cardiac disease so many are advised to limit the intake. Your body needs a certain level of salt for ordinary function so it is not all bad. ...Read more

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Does salt make us gain weight?

Does salt make us gain weight?

Yes: When you eat salt, your body retains water, and this is heavy. ...Read more

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Is eating salt ice bad for you?

Is eating salt ice bad for you?

Salt water: Not sure what you mean by "salt ice", but if it is frozen salt water, the answer would depend on the concentration of salt. Ingesting highly concentrated salt water is dangerous. ...Read more