Warning to those who consume too much salt; It causes kidney damage!

He made evaluations by drawing attention to the risks of excessive salt consumption and the diseases it causes. Stating that lifestyle habits need to be changed to prevent kidney failure, Prof. Dr. Özmen stated that the salt consumed causes many changes in the body. Prof. Dr. Özmen said: “When a large amount of salt is consumed, the person feels bloated and thirsty. To balance the salt, the body retains water, swelling can be seen in the hands and feet. The most important is the increase in blood pressure. It has been found that the increase is more pronounced. The person’s response to the increase in salt in the body is influenced by genetic and hormonal factors. Salt consumption also creates resistance to hypertension drugs,” he said.

To educate about diseases caused by hypertension, kidney stones, osteoporosis, salt consumption, Prof. dr. Dr. Özmen listed these as hypertension, loss of calcium (bone loss), protein leakage, increased intraglomerular pressure, kidney damage, formation of kidney stones and insulin resistance. “Prefer salt-free or low-salt products” Pointing out that high salt consumption can cause damage to the gastric mucosa, it can also lead to the development of cancer. Dr Özmen said: “The World Health Organization recommends the amount of salt to be consumed as 5 grams per day (one heaped teaspoon / one teaspoon) to prevent disease. In the SALTurk-1 study conducted in 2008, the daily salt consumption per person was determined in our country at 18 grams, in the study in 2012 this dropped to 15 g/day.

Claiming that ready-to-eat sauces, snack products, salted nuts, pickles/pickled foods, salted, smoked meat and fish products, and flavored or unflavored, natural or unnatural mineral drinks contain high amounts of salt, Prof. Dr. Özmen listed the points to consider when using salt: “Read the label information of the purchased processed products. Give preference to salt-free or low-salt products. Wash cheese, olives and pickled products in water before use. Preparing meals with or without salt in restaurants and cafes Use natural flavor enhancers (onion, garlic, herbs, lemon, vinegar, pepper, mint, thyme, parsley, dill, basil, etc.) instead of salt These diseases and risks can be prevented by reducing excessive salt consumption The salt consumption in our country is very high. By reducing it, many health problems such as hypertension, heart attack, n, stroke/stroke, chronic kidney disease are prevented. “

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