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Does salt make my blood pressure go up or down?
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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably
If you already have problems with blood pressure then yes! we recommend a 2 gram sodium diet for patients with BP problems.
The average american consumes around 18 grams a day! way too much. Keep salt low regardless having elevated blood pressure. Unless you're a long distance runner who needs plenty of electrolytes or you have some strange condition that requires your body to keep a high salt.

In brief: Probably
If you already have problems with blood pressure then yes! we recommend a 2 gram sodium diet for patients with BP problems.
The average american consumes around 18 grams a day! way too much. Keep salt low regardless having elevated blood pressure. Unless you're a long distance runner who needs plenty of electrolytes or you have some strange condition that requires your body to keep a high salt.
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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
To clarify my answer it usually makes it go up
Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Up
Up it's like adding fuel to the fire.

In brief: Up
Up it's like adding fuel to the fire.
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