Signs of excess salt intake in children

Dark or yellow urine

If the child feels thirsty all the time, has to urinate frequently, the color of his urine should be observed.

In the same report, the chief pediatrician and “urologist” of “Children’s Health” in Dallas. Craig Peters says, “Urine can be dark yellow for a variety of reasons. This includes excess salt intake.”

Excess salt intake causes the urine to become dark yellow in color and have a strong odor. If any of these symptoms appear, it is necessary to get a urine test done on the advice of a specialist.

Swelling or watery hands and feet

If the child eats excess salt, sodium will retain water in the body and complications such as bloating or water will appear.

Dr. Lou advises that if a baby develops swelling or water problems, the hands and feet will be the first to show up. In this case, an expert should be consulted.

Risk of high blood pressure

Eating too much salt increases blood pressure, not only in adults but also in children.

According to a study published in the ‘American Family Physician’, seven percent of children aged three to 18 years suffer from ‘pre-hypertension’ or ‘hypertension’.

High blood pressure or ‘hypertension’ occurs when the blood flow pressure is higher than normal. During this time the blood pressure on the artery walls increases. As a result, the risk of heart disease – heart attack and stroke etc. increases.