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What could be wrong with me? When I eat too much salty food I get foot swelling. Bp normal.
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In brief: Retainig water
Salt causes increased water retention in the body.

In brief: Retainig water
Salt causes increased water retention in the body.
Dr. Albert Larocca
Dr. Albert Larocca
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Salt and edema
You are describing mild edema; this occurs from excess salt and when feet are in dependent position - such as sitting and standing - you may have a kidney condition that makes you prone to fluid retention; you need an evaluation;

In brief: Salt and edema
You are describing mild edema; this occurs from excess salt and when feet are in dependent position - such as sitting and standing - you may have a kidney condition that makes you prone to fluid retention; you need an evaluation;
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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In brief: Fluid retention.
Any type of salt whether sprinkled on or already in food can result in fluid retention.

In brief: Fluid retention.
Any type of salt whether sprinkled on or already in food can result in fluid retention.
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
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In brief: Sounds like BP
Still could be too much salt even if your BP is normal.

In brief: Sounds like BP
Still could be too much salt even if your BP is normal.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Malinda Linn
Family Medicine
In brief: Normal reaction
Eating too much salt causes your body to retain fluids, which is a problem for people with heart conditions.
Drinking plenty of water and limiting the salt in your diet, along with regular exercise, can improve your swelling.

In brief: Normal reaction
Eating too much salt causes your body to retain fluids, which is a problem for people with heart conditions.
Drinking plenty of water and limiting the salt in your diet, along with regular exercise, can improve your swelling.
Dr. Malinda Linn
Dr. Malinda Linn
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