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BP Zone

by Alisa Princy (2020-02-04)

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It gets even more serious BP Zone Review when you have a failing kidney to begin with. When the salt content level in the blood increases (due to too much consumption of salt), the body compensates by attracting water from the cells into the blood. However, there is also salt in the form of sodium outside the cells and when there is an increase in the salt content around these cells' fluids, it attracts water from the blood, causing swelling. The excess, resulting from the increase of salt and water levels around the cells, is put into the blood, which, in turn, is filtered by the kidneys. Normally, the kidneys remove the excess salt and water and they come out as urine. However, if the kidneys fail to work, the fluid starts to build up around the cells and also in the blood. Since the heart is the organ that pumps the blood throughout the body, if there is more fluid in the blood, the heart has to work extra hard. This causes an increase in blood pressure, since there is more pressure being applied on the walls of the blood vessels. Potassium is also important in your diet because potassium works with sodium to regulate the water balance of the body. Research studies have shown that if there is more potassium and less sodium in a person's diet, there is a greater likelihood that normal blood pressure is maintained. Did you know that cholesterol and triglycerides equally are responsible for coronary disease risk? "Triglycerides traditionally have been viewed as second-class citizens," said Dr. Michael Miller, director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. "LDL cholesterol has always taken center stage. We know that LDL is intimately involved in bringing cholesterol to scavenger cells, which deposit them to form plaques in the arteries. This study shows that triglycerides in and of themselves are also lipids to blame."

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