Beware .. 7 warning signs of high salt in the body

Sodium has many health benefits, such as controlling blood pressure and maintaining fluid balance in the body, but higher than normal levels may have negative effects on public health.

According to the “Health line” site, here are the causes and symptoms of high salt in the body and tips to maintain its balance.

Symptoms of high salts in the body

High salts in the body cause some annoying symptoms, the most prominent of which are:

Muscle contraction

Feeling lethargic and lack of energy.

Constant thirst

Swollen feet.

Pain on one side of the body.

– Body tremors in late cases.


Causes of high salts in the body

The level of sodium in the blood increases when the water levels in the body decrease, due to the following factors:

Dehydration, as a result of persistent vomiting, severe diarrhea, or excessive sweating.

Taking some medicines that cause a lack of fluid in the body, such as steroids used in the field of bodybuilding and medicines that lower blood pressure.

Consuming table salt in large quantities or eating too much salty foods.

Frequent urination, as a result of diabetes or excessive consumption of diuretic foods and drinks.

Lack of drinking water daily.

Treatment of high salts in the body

Taking diuretics, under the supervision of a doctor, to get rid of fluids trapped in the body through urine.

Follow a diet rich in potassium, to control blood pressure and maintain fluid balance in the body.

Avoid salty foods and reduce table salt used in cooking food. Avoid alcohol, stimulant drinks and carbonated water.

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Drink plenty of water, ranging from one and a half to two liters per day, taking into account eating foods rich in it, such as vegetables and fruits.

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