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Could salt cause hypertension?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Heightened risk of

...cardiovascular disease, but slashing salt isn't easy.
Salt can be found commercially in many foods, even some you wouldn't expect--like bread, bagels, chicken (salt improves shelf-life), cereal. Seriously, read labels.

In brief: Heightened risk of

...cardiovascular disease, but slashing salt isn't easy.
Salt can be found commercially in many foods, even some you wouldn't expect--like bread, bagels, chicken (salt improves shelf-life), cereal. Seriously, read labels.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Water retention

Specifically, salt causes your body to retain water. This "extra" water occupies space and makes it more difficult for the blood to move through the body.
When this occurs, higher pressure from the heart is needed to move the blood through the body.

In brief: Water retention

Specifically, salt causes your body to retain water. This "extra" water occupies space and makes it more difficult for the blood to move through the body.
When this occurs, higher pressure from the heart is needed to move the blood through the body.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, it's fuel for the fire.

In brief: Yes

Yes, it's fuel for the fire.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Salt and HTN

most likely cause of HTN today.
Best way to prevent or treat salt HTN is to move to the DASH eating plan. Get this book only ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 Start Chap 9 and expect BP to be better in a week if you Do Chap 9 EXACTLY. If if does not go down get back with me.

In brief: Salt and HTN

most likely cause of HTN today.
Best way to prevent or treat salt HTN is to move to the DASH eating plan. Get this book only ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 Start Chap 9 and expect BP to be better in a week if you Do Chap 9 EXACTLY. If if does not go down get back with me.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Salt and BP.

Salt alone will not give you hypertension if you wouldn't have developed it anyway.
However, people with high BP will notice higher numbers after ingesting salt.

In brief: Salt and BP.

Salt alone will not give you hypertension if you wouldn't have developed it anyway.
However, people with high BP will notice higher numbers after ingesting salt.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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