Signs You're Consuming Too Much Salt

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Eating too much salt can harm your health in many ways. But how do you know if you are consuming too much salt? These signs and symptoms can help you know.

Frequent urination

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Frequent urination is a classic sign that you are consuming too much salt. Most of the time, you may feel an urgent need to wake up in the middle of the night to urinate.


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Consuming too much salt can give you swelling in different parts of the body, especially on the fingers and around the ankles.

 You find food bland

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Do you feel the need to add more salt to your food every now and then? Well, that's probably because you are used to eating too much salt because over time, your taste buds adapt to that flavor.

Frequent headaches

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Consuming too much salt is likely to give you headaches in short intervals due to dehydration. Drink lots of water to beat these headaches and monitor your salt intake.

High blood pressure

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Too much salt makes it harder for your kidneys to get rid of the excess fluid. As a result, your blood pressure goes up.

Persistent thirst

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Consuming too much salt can leave you feeling thirsty most of the time. This happens because foods with high sodium content mess with your body's fluid balance. 

Weight gain

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Too much consumption of salt can contribute to water retention, resulting in quick weight gain.

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