Salt Sensitivity of Blood Pressure
- Salt sensitivity of blood pressure (SSBP) is a physiological trait by which the blood pressure (BP) of some members of the population exhibits changes parallel to changes in salt intake.
- Factors that may influence the BP response to salt intake include sex, age, adiposity, race-ethnicity, and clinical conditions such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
- This statement reviews the role of SSBP, including its physiology, prognostic significance, measurement, and implications for the management of individual patients and the public.
- Commentary: Salt Sensitivity of Blood Pressure: An Enigmatic Hypertension Phenotype by Robert M. Carey, MD, MACP, FAHA
- Top Things To Know (PDF)
- Sensitivity to salt emerging as cardiovascular risk factor by American Heart Association News
For materials to help your patients and the general public learn more about salt and sodium, visit www.heart.org/sodium.