Here’s what too much sodium can do the body:
• High blood pressure: Eating too much salt is linked to hypertension or high blood pressure. Reducing your salt intake to less than six milligrams per day has been shown to lower blood pressure.
• Poor heart health: If you have heart disease or congestive heart failure, extra salt can cause fluid retention around the heart and lungs, which can lead to shortness of breath and hospitalization.
• Impaired kidney function: Too much salt in your diet can cause you to retain fluid, leading to weight gain and bloating.
• Worsening of diabetes-related problems: While not directly connected to blood sugar, eating too much salt increases the risk of complications from diabetes. Diabetics are more prone to kidney-related complications and excess sodium can worsen the management of diabetic nephropathy.
• Weight gain and bloating: Eating too much salt leads to water retention, which in turn makes you puff up and also leads to weight gain.
• Other health conditions: Enlarged heart muscle, frequent headaches, kidney disease, osteoporosis, and kidney stones are some of the other problems associated with high sodium consumption.