Consume More Salt
Some individuals begin a low sodium diet to try to avoid high blood pressure, and they end up with low blood pressure instead. Some may simply not realize there's not enough salt in their diet. If individuals have high blood pressure, the first recommendation doctors will make is to cut back on sodium, so it makes sense that the opposite is prescribed for the opposite problem. Some individuals experience dramatic increases in blood pressure with an increased sodium intake. Patients should talk to a nutritionist and consult with their doctor, though, because too much sodium can lead to health complications like heart failure. Everyone should keep in mind sodium is an essential electrolyte for the body. Individuals cannot go on a 'no sodium' diet, as a sodium deficiency can quickly become life-threatening. The good news is adding salt is easy: there's a reason there's always a salt shaker on the table!
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