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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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I have gh blood pressure and I have been debating about

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I have high blood pressure and I have been debating about change my chlorine pool to salt water. Will the salt in the water negatively effect my blood pressure.
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Customer: I am currently successfully maintaining my high blood pressure with medication. I have a swimming pool at my new home. I am considering changing my chlorine pool to salt water and was wondering if it would be ok.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: I am overweight and am in the process of losing weight and hoping with swimming on a regular basis would assist in weight loss, but am concern as to whether a change to salt water would effect my blood pressure negatively.
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 12 months ago.



Swimming in the salt water will not negatively effect blood pressure.

In fact, the exercise will help.

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