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what are some dietary changes for hypertension?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Low Salt & Calories: Hypertension can be caused by many factors: increased weight, water retention, genetics and salt intake. However there are certain behavioural things we can achieve that will help lower bp. Control salt intake (restrict to 2 grams daily) and adhering to a 2000 -2200 caloric diet. The changes help a patient achieve their ideal body weight which will can help control htn.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Foods or HTN: I recommend DASH eating plan. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 Get book and do Chapter 9 exactly for 2 weeks and BP should be down by at least 11/8. Measure BP every day as it will start down very quickly. Let yu team know you are doing it.

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