Can low salt cause heart failure?
A high salt intake has been linked to increased blood pressure and a greater risk for heart problems. Both excessive sodium intake and high blood pressure are major risk factors for developing heart failure, and for causing complications in those with existing heart failure. But according to new research low sodium is equally harmful. Is it true if I consume more salt then am I at higher risk of heart failure?
@denisee Risks of high salt intake are only found in people with hypertension. Studies suggest reducing salt consumption should be targeted at those with high blood pressure who have a high salt intake. It must be noted high sodium consumption >5 g/d and very low sodium intake are associated with an elevated risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.