Looking Out For Hidden Sodium

  1. Sodium causes your body to retain fluid because each sodium molecule attracts as much as 3 molecules of water.
  2. The extra fluid retained by your body causes swelling and causes your heart to work harder, and may cause swelling in the legs, feet or abdomen.
  3. Your heart becomes enlarged and rounded with the extra fluid. This enlargement keeps your heart from pumping effectively.

 

Source: CentraCare.com