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How Salt Affect Your Body

The subject of blood pressure usually doesn't concern the kidneys.

But when these bean-shaped organs are injured or thrown out of balance, the blood pressure and heart may experience the cumulative consequences of the injury.

Your kidney filters over 120 liters of blood every day. These toxins and undesirable fluids are removed from cells throughout the body and are then ultimately released into the bladder.

Excess dietary salt can make it more difficult for kidneys to remove fluid and can increase your blood pressure.

The Process of Damage to Your Heart

High salt intake over a long period can lead to high blood pressure and narrowed blood vessels. Oxygen flow decreases, and blood flow to key organs decreases. So, the heart tries to pump more blood as quickly as possible all throughout the body, which subsequently increases blood pressure.

Elevated blood pressure, especially over a long time, places tremendous stress on the heart. It can enlarge the left chamber and weaken the heart muscle (heart failure).

Untreated high blood pressure is dangerous because it damages the arteries, leading to heart disease or heart attack.

The Effects of Hypertension on Your Kidneys

The chicken-or-egg effect is prevalent in how high blood pressure and kidney disease are connected. Hypertension can cause the kidneys to scar, leading to hypertension. This affects the kidneys' ability to regulate fluid, which can lead to high blood pressure.

"Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are, by far, the most common causes of kidney failure."

Many individuals with kidney disease do not know about it. The symptoms can be attributed to other ailments and usually appear after the kidneys are already in serious condition. Symptoms are signs to watch for:

· Unexplained Fatigue

· Sleep Difficulties