“Salt affects organs, even in absence of high blood pressure”


On 10th March, university of Delaware College of Health Sciences, physicians have provided  evidence that salt can affect different organs such as kidneys, blood vessels, heart and brain without an increase of blood pressure. The research shows that salt can have adverse effects on many organs of the people who are even salt resistant. Salt effects on human body in multiple ways such as it effects on the arteries, coagulation, platelet adhesion and immune function. High amount of salt in diet can also affect arterial stiffness.  The paper also says that, “High dietary sodium can also lead to left ventricular hypertrophy, or enlargement of the muscle tissue that makes up the wall of the heart’s main pumping chamber.” In addition to this, Kidneys harm by high sodium in diet, evidence shows that sodium can reduce renal function, and also it increases pressure in kidneys.  Sodium may also have some adverse effects on nervous system. Further researchers have a difficulty to come up with the accurate data for harmfulness of sodium on human body and organ, however, many studies have shown that large amount of sodium consumption increases in the blood pressure and cardiovascular events.

Researchers encourage people to shake the salt habits. They say that shaking salt habit is not easy but to remain healthy it is important to lessen the intake of salt in daily diet.


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  1. I haven’t really monitored my sodium intake because I don’t have high blood pressure. Didn’t know about the other issues, so I will pay more attention to it in the future!

    1. Yeah we should be watchful about not only macro-nutrients (Carbohydrate, fat, protein) but also about micro-nutrients and minerals too. Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

  2. A. Some women have low levels of these antioxidants due to poor
    eating habits, which is common among younger women and
    teens. From the functional point of view the heart may beat too
    fast or too slowly, or irregularly.

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