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My body tast like salt?

My body tast like salt?

Body taste salt: You are tasting the salt in your sweat. Every one has salt in sweat. Unless you have actually taken a bite of your body. They you are tasting blood. Which also contains salt. I specialize in high blood pressure and salt and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. ...Read more

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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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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

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How do salts help with digestion?

How do salts help with digestion?

What salts please?: Digestion is predominantly dependent on the activity of pancreatic enzymes and bile salts (is this what you mean?), the mechanical action on food of the stomach, and the integrity of the mucosal surface of the intestine thru which nutrients are absorbed. ...Read more

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How does salt affect your health?

Effects of salt: We all need some sodium as part of a healthy diet. Up to 80% of what you need is already there in the food you eat. Excess salt though has been associated with high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Here is a more comprehensive article to help you: http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease. Html. ...Read more

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How to take out salt in your body?

How to take out salt in your body?

Homeostasis: The body with a healthy kidney has a way of regulating the electrolytes in the system. We say don't eat too much salt as one of the ways it does is to retain water, increase the total volume and increase blood pressure in doing so. If you try to use water pill to just get rid of salt, you get hyponatremia, and a severe one can be fatal. So eat healthy and eat right and let your system do the rest. ...Read more

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How would I remove salt from my diet?

How would I remove salt from my diet?

Reduce Sodium: Step away from the table salt, limit eating out, and look at the nutrition labeling on food products. Look for the sodium content and compare. By lowering sodium in your diet you will keep high blood pressure controlled and heart will thank you for it. ...Read more

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Could high salt cause these symptoms?

What symptoms?: Sorry but you'll need to be more specific about your symptoms since the only topic tag I see is "sodium" aka salt. And there's no info associated w/you. So please write back w/more detail. Or arrange a VirtualConsult w/any of the HealthTap docs here. ...Read more

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What are the main alternatives to salt?

Other herbs.: Your best bet in avoiding salt would be to limit the artificial salts out there as much as you can. Choose to flavor your foods with other herbs, like oregano, basil or cilantro. Food can taste amazing without salt. ...Read more

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Are some people more sensitive to salt?

Are some people more sensitive to salt?

Yes!: Many people. Generally black americans are more salt sensitive, but many indiduals crossing ethnic and racial divedes are. Most people should decrease salt (sodium) intake and increase potassium intake. That is good nutritional support. ...Read more

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I constantly crave salt is that normal?

I constantly crave salt is that normal?

Carve salt: Is constantly craving salt normal. ANS: Yes when the body becomes salt depleted the kidney/adrenal sends signals to the brain that says: you are going to die if you do not find salt. See the Hunger for Salt by D. Denton for more details and excellent reading. Certain medical conditions can drive this as well. They can kill. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. ...Read more

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How much salt should I be eating each day?

How much salt should I be eating each day?

Genl recommendations: Not every one is salt sensitive re: blood pressure. General recommendation <4gm salt /2500mg sodium/tsp salt from all sources. Hard to escape it in baked goods, almost all processed foods. If an issue for you, don't add salt before, during or after cooking. Doesn't mean bland, or not spicy; just not salty. Where salt goes, water goes-fluid retention can follow. ...Read more