We’ve become afraid of salt which leads to many people having low salt diets. We actually need salt in our diets in order for our bodies to function optimally.

  1. Cold extremities
  2. Dark urine
  3. Decrease skin turgor
  4. Decrease urine output
  5. Dry axilla and tongue
  6. Poor capillary refill (takes longer than 2 sec to return from white to pink)
  7. Postural tachycardia/dizziness/hypotension (occurs after rising from seated or reclined position)
  8. Syncope (loss of consciousness from low BP)
  9. Thirst