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High Blood Pressure Diet And Sweet Potatoes
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
LOW SODIUM: The cornerstone of dietary management is to limit your daily sodium intake to 2000 mg. The key is to look out for high-sodium foods. For example, a fast food burger and fries can easily have over 2000mg of sodium, and that's just one meal! A specific diet that is available online is the DASH diet. Tried and true, very effective. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wt loss, low salt : BP can improve w conservative measures and dietary (weight loss /low salt/low alcohol) approaches (see dash study/diet). This is important irregardless of meds used. If conservative measures insuff, meds include thiazide diuretics, and other choices (acei/arb/beta blockers/calcium channel blockers) are used particularly if compelling other problems exist. Rule out secondary HTN @ your age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have seen have told me garlic pills help lower high blood pressure, along with working put and good diet is this true?
Diet ; Exercise: Reduced salt intake in the diet has been shown to be able to lower blood pressure by a few points. Daily exercise is important for almost every aspect of health including blood pressure. Unfortunately the effect of garlic pills is not scientifically proven. If blood pressure is abnormally elevated despite diet and exercise then it must be addressed with a doctor as medication may be needed. ...Read more
Need to establish: Cause of anemia before providing dietary advice about anemia. Common causes are deficiency of iron, folate (folic acid) and b12. But is it important to rule out blood loss. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. For general advice about nutrition please see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/health-foods/my01108. ...Read more
Diet pills are never: A great option regardless of hypertension.Get a more detailed answer ›
No magic: None really. Firstly there aren't really any effective wt loss meds. Over the counter meds are either ineffective dangerous or both. Diet , exercise , counseling and for severe obesity bariatric procedures are the real options. Even a 10# wt loss can reduce your BP so modest wt loss is a real treatment for high bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr said I have high blood pressure and I must avoid salt in foods. Besides this, what can I add to my diet to control my blood pressure?
Insuff Info: Many people have high BP when seeing doctor. U R 27, kind of young for Hypertension. How much salt do U take in, what do U eat that is salty? Are UR Kidneys, electrolytes normal. What kind of Doctor was He/She. In any case you usually dont add to diet to lower BP, you remove from diet. I need you to rephrase the question before I can answert. What is it that you R eating that may have too much s ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
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
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