Salt / Sodium And Hypertension

Discussion in 'Health' started by Mr. God of Cars, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. Mr. God of Cars

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    The mainstream science tells us that salt causes hypertension because sodium sucks water into the bloodstream, and with this water comes important nutrients, depriving the cells of them, making the heart have to pump harder, increasing blood force against the arterial wall, which is what hypertension is.

    Ray Peat's view is that hypertension is the result of lack of blood volume, caused by lack of sodium.

    Both ideas seem reasonable to me, so how to solve this cognitive dissonance (I'm having)?
     
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