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Why salt (high sodium) is bad for your Health?

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High salt intake leads to kidney trouble in most people. As amount of sodium increases, body needs more water to dilute it, hence leading to excess water retention. Which in turn leads to increase work load for Heart and exerts more pressure on blood  vessels leading to high blood pressure. Prolong period of similar lifestyle with excess salt leads to increase incidence of heart disease and  kidney diseases.

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Incidence of various illnesses increases. These are

  • Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Coronary Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer of stomach
  • Kidney stones and kidney diseases
  • Water retention and increase in weight
  • Obesity
  • Vascular dermatitis
  • Indirectly by increasing BP, it can increase the incidence of  Diabetes, Meniere’s Disease,  Asthma

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So best is to avoid Junk food (any food which we have to remove wrapper or open a packet, chances are that it will be bad for your health). Instead if we are using naturally occurring food like salads, fresh fruits , vegetables etc , it will be much better.

Discuss with your Dietician or consult your doctor for proper diet chart as per age.


Dr Rahul Varma

” Healthy People, Healthy World ”