Too little sodium 🧂in the blood can cause all sorts of problems from cramp to death.
We generally associate too much salt with high blood pressure🩺 but too little can be just as dangerous⚠️ It allows water to enter the brain cells💦➡️🧠 which makes them swell. This can cause headaches, confusion and (sometimes) death☠️
Marathon runners🏃♀️ enthusiastic beer drinkers🍺 and people who take ecstasy💊 are all prone to low sodium in their blood.
Kidney or liver problems can cause fluid to accumulate which dilutes the sodium in the body – causing the same problems.