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QI'VE been told to cut salt to help my blood pressure - any tips? AADULTS should eat a maximum of 6g of salt a day. That's around a full teaspoon.

Stopping adding salt to your cooking and at the dinner table will help.

Try to use herbs, spices, mustard or lemons to add flavour instead.

Use food nutrition labels to get low salt foods. More than 1.5g salt per 100g is high and 0.3g or less per 100g is low.

Fresh vegetables, fruit, fresh fish, chicken and meat are low salt foods.

Cheese, bacon, tinned meat, pies, burgers, salty snacks, smoked fish and most fast foods are high in salt.

QAN ultrasound has shown enlarged veins in my testicles - what are they? ATHERE are small veins that run next to the testicle. Normally, you can't see or feel these veins.

Sometimes the valves in the veins don't work as well and they can enlarge and form a varicocele. This is similar to varicose veins in the leg. The size varies but often you can feel them.

They're common, affecting one in seven men. They are usually painless, cause no symptoms and are best left.

Treatment involving tying off the enlarged veins is possible if it's causing discomfort.

QI'M 72 - am I too old to register for organ donation? ANO - you can register to be an organ donor at any age.

In the case of some organs, like corneas from the eyes, age does not matter.

With others, it is your physical health rather than your age that is important.

Organs and tissue from people in their 70s and 80s have been transplanted successfully.

Register to donate on 0300 123 23 23 or www.

organdonation.nhs.uk
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Feb 28, 2014
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