Effects of Eating Too Much Salt: Here’s What Happens

2. High Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Effects of Eating Too Much Salt

The increase in your body’s volume causes blood pressure to increase, as you try to dilute the salt in the blood. Blood pressure is a measurement of how hard your heart pumps blood through your arteries.

The small arterial muscles thicken and strengthen in response. As a result, the space within the arteries decreases, increasing blood pressure. The arteries eventually burst or become clogged. The first can be deadly right away. The second can end up causing organ damage and eventual death.

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