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What Kind Of Vegetables Can People Taking Blood Thinners Eat
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
Water and salt : The organs that control blood pressure are constantly monitoring and exchanging important electrolytes including sodium (salt). Occasionally a hormone called aldosterone may be ineffective in maintaining salt levels. You may feel better by increasing the salt in your diet, especially in the mornings. Sea salt is preferred due to the other trace minerals it contains. And drink water! ...Read more
To some extent: Processed foods, fast foods and other foods that are high in salt are not good for someone with high blood pressure. Also, since obesity can affect your BP, keeping your weight in control with a lower carbohydrate diet and avoidance of simple sugars is helpful as well, although not as directly as the other interventions. Get into cooking at home and using spices rather than salt for added flavor! ...Read more
High fat meals: The biggest consideration while taking Pradaxa in regards to food is the fat content of the meal that you eat around the time you take pradaxa. When Pradaxa is taken with a high-fat meal absorption is delayed by about 2 hours which means that it takes longer for the medication to reach its maximum effect. Unlike warfarin, you do not have to worry about your consumption of green leafy vegies. ...Read more
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Can lifestyle means like taking garlic and bananas or potassium rich food control high blood pressure instead of drugs or medications.pls explain?
Augment: Some lifestyle measures such as weight loss, sodium restriction and exercise can augment the beneficial effects of traditional medical therapy. However, If that was all that it took there would not be hundreds of different pharmacological therapies, instead I would just prescribe life style management. Hypertension is not something you want to under treat! See your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of general vitamin supplements are the best to take? I eat fruits and veggies often. I am young, 19. I don't eat a lot of protein.
Eat real food: There's no good research that general multivitamins are of any benefit especially for those who eat healthy eg fruits & veggies often. Eating more protein is a good idea. Depending upon your health goals, aim for 0.5-1g per pound body weight. Look for lean protein, beans, egg whites, fish, chicken etc. You can supplement w/protein shakes but just as w/vitamins, there's no single best brand. ...Read more
I have a coagulation disorder. Glazmann's thrombasthenia. Which foods should I avoid? I know some foods are natural blood thinners. Thanks!
No games: Glanzmann's is a dangerous disease (its severity is variable) and you want to avoid specifically anything that interferes with platelet function. You've been warned about Aspirin and a few other drugs. The web is crawling with "pop" claims about "foods that interfere with platelet function" but these all seem to be reports of allergy that made platelets drop, rather than anything to worry you. ...Read more
See DASH diet: Fruits and vegetables are healthy for a variety of reasons and most people need to increase the amounts they eat. I am not aware of specific fruits or vegetables that have more effects on blood pressure. Low sodium and high potassium(high in fruits and vegetables) diet can help BP. The DASH diet (available with simple search on Google) is specific diet proven to lower BP. Best with low salt diet ...Read more
Do you know of remedies, like teas or vitamin pills that will keep blood pressure from getting too high?
Blood pressure: Not really tho' i'm sure someone will be happy to sell some that they say will do it. ...Read more
How can I keep from getting totally constipated from medications. I drink tons of water. And I'm on a low oxalate diet. So greens veggies are out?
Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more
What other foods will help me gain my iron levels /HG part fro Red meat or Liver ? Also what are the best Fruits to eat and avoid for minting blood ?
Iron rich foods: Foods such a leafy green vegetables (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed more readily if eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C such as bell peppers, parsley, broccolli, orange juice, kiwi, cooked tomatoes and strawberries. ...Read more
Does eating fruits increase blood sugar level in diabetece patients. What fruits can be eaten regularly for a diabetece patient to substitute rice?
Fruits have sugar: All fruits contain sugar, but fresh fruits also have fiber and other nutrients. Processing reduces the amount of fiber & nutrients. This is especially true for juices. Check out glycemic indexes here: http://www.Lowglycemicdiet.Com/fruitsgi.Html. For rice, you might try brown rice or quinoa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: If your partner is experiencing high blood pressure at 32 weeks pregnancy this may indicate a serious complication called preeclampsia. It is very important to be evaluated by your doctor immediately. The types of foods and vegetables one eats are not relevant in this situation. ...Read more
Iron: Your green leafy vegetables. The best green leafy veggie to eat is raw spinach, kale or chard. Many people think a supplement is the only way to go. ...Read more
I am having FBS 116. what kind of foods i should take to control the blood sugar? Palm jaggery can be taken?
This is serious: There is no magic food or list of special foods that will rescue you from diabetes if this is really what is going on. Ask about fitness training and perhaps medication as your workup proceeds. Educate yourself on this focusing on real science rather than "pop" claims about food choices. Be smart and best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take high blood pressure pill called plendil (felodipine) and eat grape fruit for a fruit?
Cytochrome P450: Oral administration is more likely to have cytochrome p450 interaction in the gut and in the liver. The grapefruit juice taken at the same time as Plendil (felodipine) inhibits gut wall cyp3a4, increasing Plendil (felodipine) absorption across the gut wall and therefore bioavailability. Not recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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