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The function of sodium is to maintain a normal blood pressure and normal functions for your muscles and nerves.

Food Sources

  • Table salt
  • Baking soda
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Poultry


Sodium is a micronutrient


    Hyponatremia may result from excess fluid in the body relative to a normal amount of sodium, or it may be due to a loss of sodium and body fluid. Symptoms are nonspecific and can include mental changes, headache, nausea and vomiting, tiredness, muscle spasms, and seizures.

Too much sodium

Too much sodium can cause Kidney Stones, High Blood Pressure, and Edema. Edema is
  1. a condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body.