A salt-rich meal can also cause a larger blood volume to flow through your blood vessels and arteries. This may result in a temporary rise in blood pressure

A person’s sensitivity to salt is thought to be influenced by factors like genetics and hormones. Aging and obesity may also amplify the blood pressure-raising effects of high salt diets

Eating a salty meal can also cause you to have a dry mouth or feel very thirsty. Encouraging you to drink is another way in which your body tries to correct the sodium-to-water ratio

The resulting increase in fluid intake can cause you to urinate more than usual. 

Other symptoms of hypernatremia include restlessness, breathing and sleeping difficulties, and decreased urination

Research suggests that salt-rich diets significantly increase blood pressure and that lowering the salt content of a person’s diet can help lower their blood pressure levels

Several studies link a high salt diet to a higher risk of stomach cancer 

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