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Does the salt level have anything to do with arrhythmias? If so what are the results caused by not enough salt?
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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Salt alone should not affect arrythmias directly.
It has a more direct effect on blood pressure and if it gets too high or too low can affect the neurological system and affect mental functioning and even cause comas. It affects the way the kidneys handle fluids. Salt regulation in the body is very complicated. It is important if you have a heart condition to watch your salt intake carefully.

In brief: Complicated question
Salt alone should not affect arrythmias directly.
It has a more direct effect on blood pressure and if it gets too high or too low can affect the neurological system and affect mental functioning and even cause comas. It affects the way the kidneys handle fluids. Salt regulation in the body is very complicated. It is important if you have a heart condition to watch your salt intake carefully.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
I agree completely with Dr. Davis but, Mawmaw, you are probably thinking of table salt. There are other salts that are critically important for cardiac rhythms: potassium and magnesium (table salt is sodium chloride).
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