Sodium / Salt Per Day (with mention of weight and blood pressure)

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    Nov 21, 2016 6:31 PM GMT
    Sodium / Salt Per Day

    Google: How much salt should an adult eat per day?
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    1500 mg of sodium amounts to 0.75 teaspoons or 3.75 grams of salt per day

    2300 mg amounts to one teaspoon or 6 grams of salt per day.

    Most people today are eating much more than that. The average intake of sodium is about 3400 mg, most of it coming from processed foods.

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    I am afraid to eat Crispy Cheddar Crackers or Potato Chips where the per serving value of salt is greater than 70 mg.
    So, I buy these foods where there is no salt or the reduced salt product has a per serving sodium value of 70 mg or less.
    Especially since my goal is to loose 55 pounds. The weight without sodium intake is not good for my blood pressure.
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    This is a good website. I am going to explore it.
    http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyEating/Nutrition/Sodium-and-Salt_UCM_303290_Article.jsp#.WDM8b9QrKt8
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    Nov 21, 2016 6:34 PM GMT
    When there’s extra sodium in your bloodstream, it pulls water into your blood vessels, increasing the total amount (volume) of blood inside your blood vessels.

    With more blood flowing through your blood vessels, blood pressure increases.

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    It’s like turning up the water supply to a garden hose — the pressure in the hose increases as more water is blasted through it.

    Over time, high blood pressure may overstretch or injure the blood vessel walls and speed the build-up of gunky plaque that can block blood flow.

    The added pressure also tires out the heart by forcing it to work harder to pump blood through the body.
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    Nov 21, 2016 6:36 PM GMT
    Blood pressure rises with age.
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    Nov 21, 2016 6:41 PM GMT
    Blood Pressure likely rises with weight.

    Abstract
    In adults of Western societies the positive relationship between blood pressure and body weight has often been demonstrated, both cross-sectionally and longitudinally. This correlation is even stronger in children and early adulthood. In most studies in children, the association between age and blood pressure disappears after controlling for weight. Association must be differentiated from causation. It has however been shown in several intervention studies that treatment of obesity by weight loss decreases blood pressure substantially both in hypertensive and normotensive subjects. Although combining results from several intervention trials is difficult this is the only practical way to get an overall estimate of the hypotensive response to be expected from weight reduction. In the randomised controlled intervention studies, conducted in obese hypertensive patients and reviewed in the present meta-analysis, a decrease in body weight by 1 kg resulted in a reduction of systolic and diastolic pressure by 1.2 and 1.0 mmHg, respectively. Blood pressure generally decreased before normal weight was achieved and remained reduced as long as there was no marked regain in body weight. Although a decrease in salt intake during dieting may contribute to the blood pressure lowering effect of weight reduction, also other mechanisms, such as a reduction in plasma renin activity and a decrease in sympathetic tone may also be involved.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3070038

    Why?
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    Nov 21, 2016 6:43 PM GMT
    Okay, when losing weight, people will have to lose the water that has entered the blood vessels. Being overweight is not just about the weight of fat.
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    Nov 21, 2016 6:50 PM GMT
    Google: Why does blood pressure increase with weight?
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    When there is increased weight it takes more pressure to move the blood around the body.

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    When the weight gain is in the abdominal area there is a greater risk for high blood pressure because this type of fat is more likely to cause the arteries to become thick and stiff.

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    I think this is not quite right. I think, again, we are not talking about fat weight around the waist, and we're not just talking about more water in the blood vessels around the waist. We are talking also about larger than necessary waists due to junk in the small and large intestines.

    Yes, I take probiotics but I do not drink 8 ounces of kombucha per day.

    So, not only is my goal to lose 55 pounds but to comfortably get into size 34 pants.
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    Nov 21, 2016 6:52 PM GMT
    Maybe the loss of 55 pounds will only get me down to size 36 pants.
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    Nov 22, 2016 3:06 PM GMT
    Side Effects of Lopressor / Metoprolol
    http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6879/lopressor-oral/details/list-sideeffects
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    Nov 22, 2016 3:07 PM GMT
    Excess Sodium is stored in the skin.

    but sodium sensitivity is genetic