Here’s What Happens If You Eat Too Much Salt

3. Heart Attacks

Increased blood pressure damages heart arteries. The first symptom is often angina – sharp pain while being active. Continued lack of blood and therefore oxygen to the heart damages the heart muscle.

Eventually, too much salt leads to burst or clogged arteries. The part of the heart no longer getting blood dies and you experience a heart attack.

Reducing salt helps slow the progression of heart disease. Surprisingly, too little salt can also lead to heart disease. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.

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