Our expert says:
Dear Low BP
If you generally have a low to normal blood pressure then it is not necessary to cut down your salt intake to very low levels (e.g. 500 mg per day). However, the fact that your bp varies so greatly needs to be investigated because this could be a sign of an underlying problem. Please discuss this with your gp. Basically it is a good idea to keep one's salt or sodium intake as low as possible by not adding excessive quantities during cooking or at table. Excessive sodium intakes are associated with increased bp and can lead to kidney damage. Moderation is the key.
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