Ask the Experts: Salt Sensitivity

There is no test that will actually check whether you are salt sensitive—the only way to find out if your blood pressure responds to sodium is by changing the amount of sodium you consume.

Q. Is it true that salt only increases the risk of high blood pressure if you are “salt sensitive?” A. Salt has been linked to high blood pressure—a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke—for decades. With that in mind, government experts recommend that Americans lower their salt intake to 2,300 milligrams (mg) or less […]

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