It's long been said that high sodium intake can increase BP. Has anyone read any recent studies that may refute this?
A few years back I was obese and had uncontrollably high BP. I was on three different meds which only brought it down to 145/90. I lost all the weight and the BP came all the way down with no meds. My average BP was 110/60 until I started lifting. I've since put on 30lbs of LBM. Now it's drifting back up and I'm concerned. My doctor told me to cut back on the sodium but I thought I read something that suggested sodium didn't play a major role in BP. My BF% is about 12 and I do plenty of cardio in the form of B-ball three times per week.
From my understanding, when you have sodium your body retains more water of course. That water increases the volume of blood being circulated which increases in turn BP.
Sometimes high BP can just be genetic also I believe.
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