Signs of too much "sodium"

So today we continue talking about "sodium" and what are some of the signs you consume too much.

Well . . . first . . . you would feel "bloated". You see . . . too much "sodium" makes the body "retain" water and extra fluid builds up.

Next would have to do with the kidneys . . . when we consume too much "sodium" . . . it makes it hard for the kidneys to get rid of fluid that it don't need. And as a result . . . it causes a change in "blood pressure".

Okay . . . another sign would be . . . swelling in the face, hands, feet and ankles.

And what about being "thirsty"???

If you've been feeling really "thirsty" lately . . . this could be a sign that you're eating too much sodium.

And with this . . . the body becomes "dehydrated" . . . pulling water from your cells leaving you feeling "thirsty". And the more you drink to compensate that feeling . . . the more you have the urge to have to pee. This leaving us with many unwanted trips to the bathroom, especially in the middle of the night.

And when we become "dehydrated" due to too much "sodium" consumption . . . the stomach is one of the first places to feel it. You could feel nausea, have cramps or have a bout of diarrhea.

Too much "sodium" consumption can also lead to an excessive about in your blood which then makes water in the body gush out of your cells to thin out the "sodium" . . . and the result???

The body now becomes weak and fatigued.

We can even have "weight gain issues" . . .

You see . . . when the body "retains water". . . you can also gain unwanted pounds. And if you find yourself with an extra 2 or 3 on the scale in any given day . . . or 4 extra pound in any given week . . . go back and think about what you've been eating. This is most likely a diet too high in "sodium".

Okay . . . so tomorrow we'll talk about a connection between "sodium" and the "lymphatic system".

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