The impact of salt on hypertension is not understood completely yet.
It seems the liver cannot remove a large amount of salt from
the blood. With high amounts of salts in
the diet, kidneys do not function well in some people due to renal
People who eat a large amount of salt
regularly like more than 5 grams of dietary salt could get heart attacks due to
high blood pressure.
Salt has an effect on the increase of left ventricle in the
heart, and thickness of arteries.
seems the arteries also become stiff. So
salt increases blood pressure.
Inside kidneys, the glomerular capillary pressure, ie., (at
the joining of many arteries) increases.
Excess salt also causes abnormalities in metabolism too.