The dangers of long term, consistent over consumption of salt have been debated for decades. There is a shrinking minority saying that as long as your have two good kidneys and plenty of fresh water then there’s not reason to limit your intake.
When your body takes in salt then it needs water to keep itself in balance. If it doesn’t have the water then your kidneys struggle to remove the sodium and it becomes impossible to maintain correct blood chemistry. Eventually this will lead to salt poisoning but you’re going to feel all kinds of misery before you die. If you have enough water, adequate nutrition and properly functioning kidneys then the body can flush the salt away as fast as any sane person could consume it. The downside is that your heart has to work harder to pump all the excess fluid around. This long term stress will (according to most health experts) produce heart damage which will lead to excess fluid retention and a downward spiral into heart failure.
There are a vast number of lifestyle and genetic factor that influence this. It’s not possible to say that because your uncle Bob ate a pound a salt pork every day right up to his ninety eighth birthday then you can consume salt at will.
Listen to your body and do what works for you. Don’t stress about the occasional salted caramel but in general, don’t over do it.