My understanding is that sodium (salt = sodium chloride) causes more water to be absorbed into the bloodstream, increasing blood volume. High blood volume is only one cause of high blood pressure (HBP). Doctors often try to decrease a patient's blood volume by decreasing the intake of sodium and prescribing a diuretic to eliminate water from the blood. However, if a person's blood volume is not the cause of the high blood pressure, limiting salt intake will not be effective. If the person's blood sodium level is normal, limiting sodium intake will have no effect. The person's body is ridding itself of excess sodium properly. Therefore, it would seem that if a person's blood pressure is normal and his/her blood sodium level is normal, there is no reason to limit salt intake. Keep in mind that the body needs a balance of Sodium and Potassium. If there is an imbalance of these electrolytes, a serious, life-theatening condition could ensue.
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hi the thing is that both me and my mother share the same thing Very low blood pressure it happenes that my normal blood pressure is 100/65 some times i walk in my job with really lower than that so they call me Zombie here they once checked it out and it was 75/55 and i didn t feel anything bad is it really normal to have such a thing???? I work at school and and the achool doctor is the one who called me Zombie, i run through my classes and what else!!!!! I eat lots of salt and chocolate!! is it enought enfo oh and i tried it with more than once and in defrence tool i forget what we should call it, i even tried the elctronical one and it gave me almost the same results, that is way i am asking. I work at school and and the school doctor is the one who called me Zombie, i run through my classes and what else!!!!! I eat lots of salt and chocolate!! is it enough enfo oh and i tried it with more than once and in many tools,, i forget what we should call it, i even tried the elctronical one and it gave me almost the same results, that is way i am asking.
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