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What foods should someone with high blood pressure avoid?

What foods should someone with high blood pressure avoid?

Salty foods: Avoid processed foods and any foods high in sodium - read the labels! you should eat less than 1500 mg of sodium daily! ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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How to avoid high blood pressure?

How to avoid high blood pressure?

Multiple options : There are many things you can do to decrease your risk of getting high blood pressure. Weight loss, exercising or active lifestyle, following a low sodium diet, and avoiding nsaids all help. And like most people a little bit of luck helps too. Good luck. ...Read more

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Top food to eat with high blood sugar and high blood pressure?

Top food to eat with high blood sugar and high blood pressure?

Food and HTN and DM: Avoid sugar; avoid bread; avoid refined carbs; avoid pasta, avoid pizza; avoid saturated fats; eat egg white, broiled or poached fish, complex veggies, complex fruit, whole grain, low salt, low cholesterol; nuts are excellent; beans are excellent; ...Read more

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Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Simple is better: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain, and less salt. The more processed the food is, the more likelihood is that it will contain salt and other preservatives that may adversely affect bp. Also, increasing exercise and weight loss help. If there is any question of sleep apnea, get tested. That, too, can increase bp. ...Read more

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What are some foods for person with high blood pressure and sugar?

What are some foods  for person with high blood pressure and sugar?

BP and DM Diet: Good question - lean, non fat meat, fish, not fried; egg white is an excellent protein.very low salt foods; no added salt; no sugar; no refined carbs; only complex veg and fruit and whole grain; avoid breads and pasta and muffin type foods; unsaturated fats ok; no saturated fats; achieve ideal weight; exercise twice daily; don't smoke; avoid night snacks of refined carbs; nuts are excellent ...Read more

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What foods help high blood pressure?

What foods help high blood pressure?

Wholesome food: Wholesome plant based food such as whole grains, beans, variety of fruit and vegetables as well as reducing salt intake helps blood pressure. Please google dash diet for hypertension for more information. ...Read more

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Whats the best foods to eat for high blood pressure?

Whats 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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What are some foods that help with lowering high blood pressure?

What are some foods that help with lowering  high blood pressure?

Avoid carbs, salt: You may want to avoid any food with significant salt. Otherwise, any diet you follow resulting in significant weight loss will lower your blood pressure toward healthier levels. Its lees important what you eat and more important that you eat less of it. Avoid carbohydrates as much as possible. Eating regularly, one can never become carb deficient. ...Read more

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Which drinks to avoid with high cholesterol?

Which drinks to avoid with high cholesterol?

High fat: Avoid drinks with high fat content such as dairy, like milk or shakes. Would also avoid extremely sweet drinks which can raise your triglycerides, a form of bad cholesterol. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to avoid hihg blood pressure?

How to avoid hihg blood pressure?

Healthy lifestyle: Keep weight in a healthy range. Eat lots of fruit, vegetables and whole grains. If you're not vegetarian, eat fish, poultry and lean meat. Even if you do eat meat, substitute non-meat protein dishes at more meals. Watch salt intake. Get regular aerobic exercise. You may also want to practice relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, or tai chi. ...Read more

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Can eating bananas help to lower high blood pressure?

Can eating bananas help to lower high blood pressure?

No: Bananas are high in potassium and may be good for cramping (if they are related to low potassium) they may have a very minimal and indirect effect in BP and they are not part of the management/ treatment of hbp and neither is garlic, another myth. If you do have hbp you need to be under medical supervision to have the best chance of avoiding the complications of hypertension. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins, fruits or foods to help lower high blood pressure daily?

What are good vitamins, fruits or foods to  help lower high blood pressure daily?

Vitamins A, B, C, D: Assuming, of couse that that stands for ace inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers and diuretics. There are no specific vitamins or foods shown to meaningfully lower blood pressure, but a healthy low salt diet and regular exercise will usually lower blood pressure as much as or more than one of the drugs above. ...Read more

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Any dietary changes I can make besides reducing sodium to help with high blood pressure?

Any dietary changes I can make besides reducing sodium to help with high blood pressure?

DASH diet: The dietary approach to systolic hypertension diet is quite effective. It can easily be found with a google search. ...Read more

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Can anyone exercise enough to overcome high blood sugar and pressure?

Can anyone exercise enough to overcome high blood sugar and pressure?

Maybe: But the exercise needs to be part of an overall improvement in healthy living. This would include eating nutrient-rich foods in modest amounts, so that you lose weight in the process, as naturally as possible. Talk with your doctor to see what exercise makes sense for you. You should also consider some type of psychological or group support. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more