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What to do if I have high blood pressure, should I eat salt free food?

What to do if I have high blood pressure, should I eat salt free food?

High BP: Optimal Diet for hypertension is called the DASH diet. This is a salt free diet that is dominated by fruit, veggies, whole grains, very lean meats of modest portions, no saturated fat, fish, no fried foods, minimal sugar, minimal bread, minimal muffin, etc and minimal pasta. Fruit and veggies can help lower BP with magnesium and potassium. Achieve ideal weight; don't smoke; exercise twice daily; ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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I have high blood pressure ranging from 140s to 190. I watch what I eat. Have 2 stents and in my 60s. What could be causing it to be this high?

I have high blood pressure ranging from 140s to 190. I watch what I eat. Have 2 stents and in my 60s. What could be causing it to be this high?

Many possibilities.: Factors that affect blood pressure are diverse and complicated, and can include genetics, medical conditions, diet, medications, emotional state, among others. Also, improper technique in measuring blood pressure can result in spuriously elevated readings. Your physicians who have knowledge of your medical history and medication usage can best help you manage your blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. Doctor advised that I must change my lifestyle. What can I do to lower it? Doctor advised eat less salt and excersize. Anything else?

I have high blood pressure. Doctor advised that I must change my lifestyle. What can I do to lower it? Doctor advised eat less salt and excersize. Anything else?

Avoid stressful situ: Along with limiting salt (in ALL forms, even processed foods & cooking) to less than 2 g per day, & exercising (start 15 min/day every other weekday, then gradually work up to 30-45 min/day), the other lifestyle change include: quit cigs; max 2 alcohol drinks/day & 14 drinks/week; maintain healthy weight/BMI; vegetables & low-cholesterol diet; stress management if you have a "stressful" lifestyle ...Read more

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What's the best foods to eat for high blood pressure?

Low sodium: Low sodium foods will help. A 2 gram sodium diet is helpful but even with this, medications are usually required. ...Read more

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Is high blood pressure affected by what you eat?

Is high blood pressure affected by what you eat?

Absolutely: The biggest offender is salt. Everything we eat has sodium in it and a low sodium diet is essential in treating high blood pressur. Also a diet rich in vegetables and potassium is extremely helpful. ...Read more

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What can you eat if you have gout & high blood pressure?

What can you eat if you have gout & high blood pressure?

A lot: With high blood pressure, you want to watch your salt with food. With gout, you want to watch foods that can cause increased uric acid- beef and pork (especially the organ meats and the highly processed, such as sausages), yellow cheeses and beer. So look to dairy, vegetables and fruit. And look for leaner white meat such as chicken, turkey and fish. ...Read more

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Why is it bad for a person with high blood pressure to eat a lot of salt?

Fluid retention.: Salt causes fluid retention because the sodium is higher and it causes the serum osmolality to be higher, which brings in more water to the vessels of the body. This makes the blood pressure higher and the body must excrete more fluid to get it lower. So salt intake must be minimal. It also helps to give a diuretic as this increases urine exretion and so lowers blood pressure. ...Read more

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WHAT KIND OF FOOD CAN YOU EAT WHILE ON PROPRANOLOL FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

WHAT KIND OF FOOD CAN YOU EAT WHILE ON PROPRANOLOL FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Any: You should be eating a cardiovascularly sound diet but the propranolol doesn't have much to do with it. ...Read more

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In case of high blood pressure which food can eat?

In case of high blood pressure which food can eat?

Restrict salt intake: The DASH diet recommend low salt (sodium restricted to 2000 mg/day) or approx 2 teaspoons of salt or less /day. Please be mindful of foods with hidden salt in them - cold cuts, cheese for instance. Avoid canned foods - typically preserved with salt or brine. A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is ideal - ...Read more

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Why is problem of high blood pressure in women? What should they eat

Blood pressure: High blood pressure happens in males and females about equally. Humans should keep their salt intake to under 4gm of salt a day if possible and consume a mediterranean type diet. ...Read more

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What would be appropriate to eat for people with high blood pressure?

What would be appropriate to eat for people with high blood pressure?

Banana: Bananas or other high potasium food (white beans, spinach, aprocots, salmon, avacado). Fruits and vegetables are good. Avoid saltly foods such as junk food, processed meats, soups, soy sauce. ...Read more

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Can you eat grapefruit when taking crestor (rosuvastatin) are high blood pressure tabs?

Can you eat grapefruit when taking crestor (rosuvastatin) are high blood pressure tabs?

Yes: There is a (theoretical) potential interaction where grapefruit increases drug levels and possible toxicity. In my personal experience, it is a non issue. ...Read more

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Can someone with high blood pressure eat something with distilled vinegar in it? And does distilled vinegar have salt in it?

Vinegar ok for hi BP: Someone with high blood pressure should be able to eat food containing distilled vinegar, although moderation is important in all things. Distilled vinegar should have only trace amounts of salt. ...Read more

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I eat very very unhelthy yet every 6 months when I get a check up I never gain weight or have signs of high blood pressure why?

Good genes.: Lucky you - you got some good genetics from your parents. If you keep trying, though, you can overcome your good genetics, gain weight, get high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Even the best genes cannot fight a bad lifestyle forever. ...Read more

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I have weight gain and high blood pressure if eat anything salt. Will sensitivity get worse?

I have weight gain and high blood pressure if eat anything salt. Will sensitivity get worse?

Yes. More salt: bad: More doctors are emphasizing the avoidance of salt. The pritikin program (very famous) is emphasizing the problems with blood pressure and heart disease with excess salt. Weight gain (both obesity and fluid retention) sometimes comes with eating salty food. Avoid adding salt. Look at salt content in the foods you eat. ...Read more

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How do you know you have high blood pressure?

How do you know you have high blood pressure?

Silent disease: High blood pressure usually does not usually have any symptoms. You must have it checked. Optimally it should be less than 120/70. If it is above 140/90 its high and in between 130/80 its on the borderline side. Lifestyle changes are the best: limit caffeine, limit salt, lose weight, exercise, eat more fruits/veggies. ...Read more

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If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

Different meds: After a trial of lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) there are many classes of anti hypertensives to use. Often first line is a diuretic which has proven to be very successful in preventing mortality and morbidity from htn. But beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and others are used with great results. ...Read more

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What do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

What do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

You feel fine.: The most common symptom of high blood pressure is nothing! Patients tend to feel fine. By the time you develop headaches, chest pain or shortness of breath you have probably had uncontrolled high blood pressure for a long time. The only way to know how your blood pressure is doing is to have it measured by a trained professional. ...Read more

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What do you feel like when you have high blood pressure?

What do you feel like when you have high blood pressure?

Normal: High BP usually has no symptoms - it is often referred to as the silent killer. Very high BP may be associated with neurologic symptoms, angina or headache. ...Read more

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Can HGH be taken if you have high blood pressure?

Can HGH be taken if you have high blood pressure?

Why?: Why do want to take hgh? Unless prescribed by a doctor for a specific indication, it is a bad idea to take hgh and doubly so if you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you donate blood if you have high blood pressure?

Up to a point: Blood donations are acceptable as long as your blood pressure is below 180 systolic (first number) and below 100 diastolic (second number) at the time of donation. Medications for high blood pressure do not disqualify you from donating. You might want to run it by your doctor to be sure you won't suffer anyconsequences, but it should be fine. You're a generous person - thanks! ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more