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Would high sodium intake cause my BP to go up?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
High sodium intake causes fluid retention (swelling). Increased fluid in the body can cause high blood pressure. It is recommended that persons with high blood pressure refrain from taking in too much salt to avoid fluid retention.

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