Can Eating Too Much of Salt Cause High Blood Pressure?

Can too much of salt make the blood pressure go high? In some of our previous post, we have discussed more information and discussion on topics related to hypertension, cardiac arrest, high blood pressure, foods to avoid for hypertension, foods that cure high blood pressure and various things to do when you have high blood pressure. You will find a related post to those updates on high blood pressure as you read on with this post.

High blood pressure topics or issues is wide but can still be traceable to so many activities done by us which are unhealthy or let just say which are medically wrong.

In some of our previous post on high blood pressure, we learn that too much of fatty foods, obesity, stress, bad feeding habit, worries etc. all lead to high blood pressure but I felt little is known of salt which also cause high blood pressure when consumed in large amount.

From our knowledge and ideas from elementary science like biology and nutrition, we learn that salt belong to the class of food called mineral salt and it is required in small quantity. Common salt which is popular among the minerals do contain ions of sodium metals and chlorine ion which is a very powerful oxidizing agent.

I will like you to know that the primary function of salt in the body is basically for osmoregulation and heart pressure. It means salt helps in regulation of heart pressure which makes the heart pump more blood normally and in other functions of the heart. 

For instance, sometimes ago when an uncle of mine had stroke and he was examined to have a high level of blood pressure which had led to his stroke at that time. What surprise me on this issues is that this man survived the stroke and immediately the doctor asked him to stop the consumption of salt or reduce it to the lowest minimum.

It was then I knew that salt also contributes to rise and fall of the blood pressure which lead to serious heart diseases like hypertension and stroke.

Can too much of salt cause high blood pressure? The right answer to this is yes and also based on some conditions like size, age and other genetic factors. People who are above age 45yrs and obese or overweight are advised to reduce salt consumption or it may lead to hypertension because they chance the chance of getting their blood pressure raised above the normal when they eat more salt. 

Can Eating Too Much of Salt Cause High Blood Pressure?

And for people who already have hypertension, I can candidly suggest that one of the best way to manage this high blood pressure is to reduce salt or just avoid it like plague. Too much salt isn’t friendly with the heart and its blood vessels like the arteries, veins and muscles. 

What to do manage or reduce high blood pressure
1.    Try as much as possible to reduce your salt and sugar intake on any meal.
2.    Try all you can to avoid smoking of cigarette or weed
3.    Avoid drinking excessive alcohol and rum drinks.
4.    Drink more water and avoid sugary drinks
5.    Always find time to do some mild exercises like walking, jogging and yoga
6.    I recommend you find time once in a while to do some cardio exercises like skipping,    stairs climbing, hurdles, running etc.
7.    Get more information on how to reduce your body fat and get rid of excess fat in your body.
8.    Be discipline and eat less of fatty foods and junks
9.    Eat more fruits and vegetables
10.    Be on prescribed medication or drugs that reduces the blood pressure when it’s too high
11.    Reduce stress and avoid too much of late night work
12.    Sleep well and do not skip sleep
13.    Ensure you eat more eat more balance diets
14.    And monitor your blood pressure using blood pressure kits or electronic sphygmanometer which can be gotten from stores and it enable you to take readings at home. 
15.    Ensure to always visit your doctor regularly so as to know the state of your health and blood pressure levels.
16.    Do not put any worries in mind and do not panic.
17     Avoid taking too much of caffeine drinks or caffeine because it’s not good for people with high blood pressure.

In conclusion, just as we’ve discussed in the article body above, I can tell you that too much of salt can increase the blood pressure which later result to high blood pressure. It means that you are advised to reduce your salt intake if you have high blood pressure or if you show signs or symptoms of high blood pressure in your body system. You are advised to consult your doctor if you experience any change or discomfort in your body. And as the body grow older, check your blood pressure regularly. Thanks for reading.