Salt has a direct effect on your blood pressure.
The intake of salt causes your body to retain water above normal. This in turn raises your blood pressure. High blood pressure puts your heart, kidneys, arteries and brain under immense strain. This can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems.
A high intake of salt can cause blood pressure medication not to work as well and in some cases cause it to have no effect. Reduce your salt intake and live a healthier life. Rather than adding salt into your meals use spices and herbs in its place.