What Too Much Salt Does To Your Body

Salt is a very important part of our every meal, nobody wants to eat a meal prepared without salt. Also, because the body needs sodium to function properly and salt contains sodium.

Nevertheless, when the amount of salt taken into the body becomes too much, there’s a problem. There’s a limit to the amount of salt that you should consume and to buttress this fact, I’ll be sharing with the the effect of too much salt in the body.

Salt, as earlier stated, is very important for the body, but when salts gets too much in the body it not only affects the heart,but also the kidney, brain and bones.

Too much salt in the body causes the kidney to hold onto more water than necessary, thereby raising your blood pressure, thus affecting not only the kidney bu lt the heart, arteries and beven the brain.


Too much salt in the body can result in high blood pressure, which is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. Some of the effects of high blood pressure are heart failure, dementia, stroke, damage to arteries.

Excess fluid is removed from the body by the kidney through the process of osmosis. Sodium is very important to the body as it signals to the kidney when and when not to retain water.
Too much sodium in the body can affect this process,thus, reducing the function of the kidney. This results in more water being retained in the body, thus leading to high blood pressure.

Extra strain on the kidney can damage the kidneys, thereby reducing their ability to filter out unwanted and toxic waste products, which then start to build up in the body.

If kidney disease is left untreated and the blood pressure isn’t lowered, the damage can lead to kidney failure. This is when the kidneys are no longer able to be filter the blood and the body slowly becomes poisoned by its own toxic waste products.

According to a study, adults with normal brain function discovered that over the course of three years, meals with high-sodium level were linked to increased risk of cognitive decline.
Also, high blood pressure caused by eating too much salt may damage the arteries leading to the brain.

As you take your meals, it won’t hurt to pay attention to your salt intake.

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