Grand Canyon University Diet Modofication Discussion

Diet modofication is essential in preventing reoccurance of stroke which is one of the causes of neurological and cognitive issues. Increased sodium intake keeps the amount of fluid circulating in the body higher than it should be, which means increased pressure on the blood vessl walls. The walls thicken and narrow under the continued high pressure, and the heart must pump harder to move fluid around. This increased work makes the heart muscle larger and increases the force of each contraction; The high pressure damages the blood vessels and the filtrate system in the kidney and raises blood pressure.