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Monday, April 21, 2014
High Blood Pressure
Deodorant Crystal stick with Mineral salts
I use a deodorant called Crystal Stick, a hard crystal piece of Mineral salts that I wet and use underarm. Will this mineral salt cause my blood pressure to go up also. I am on a very low salt diet and meds, but it is not going down. Is the mineral salt in my deodorant the problem. Thanks.
Deodorants that are used on the skin are not absorbed very well, and their mineral content should not be a problem. Not all patients with hypertension are salt-sensitive, i.e. not all patients benefit from a restriction of salt in their diet. If a low salt diet does not help lower the blood pressure, then a change in medication may be needed.
Max C Reif, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Hypertension Section
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati