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Can somebody tell me how much sodium intake can cause high blood pressure?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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In brief: Too much

That varies from person to person and depends on your current sodium status.
Exercise can lead to sweating and loss of sodium. Medications for BP control can sometimes lower sodium. You want your serum sodim to remain in the 135-145 range at all times. Read the lables of food you eat for sodium content. Track your intake and BP and check the serum level. Then have a talk with your doctor.

In brief: Too much

That varies from person to person and depends on your current sodium status.
Exercise can lead to sweating and loss of sodium. Medications for BP control can sometimes lower sodium. You want your serum sodim to remain in the 135-145 range at all times. Read the lables of food you eat for sodium content. Track your intake and BP and check the serum level. Then have a talk with your doctor.
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