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High Blood Pressure. Eliminating The Sodium Threat

Posted by Hugh Nurse on

High Blood Pressure. Eliminating The Sodium Threat

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a chronic illness in which your blood pressure readings are constantly 140/90 and above. If your pressure rises and remains high for an extended period it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, arterial aneurysm or kidney failure.  One of the major threats against maintaining a normal blood pressure is very prominent in our kitchen cupboards and most of the foods we eat – salt (sodium chloride).

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