Strokes

Lowering salt intake can lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of stroke.

Salt raises blood pressure. High blood pressure causes strokes and mini-strokes or transient ischaemic events (TIAs).

If you can lower your salt intake you will lower your blood pressure and so reduce the chance of having a stroke.

If you have already had a stroke, lowering your salt intake will help to lower your blood pressure and so reduce the chance of having a further stroke.

Read what NICE says about lowering salt here.

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