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Are nuts like Almonds bad for high blood pressure patients?

Just the opposite. Tree nuts are great for cardiovascular health. Some people's blood pressure can be sensitive to excess salt, so if nuts are salted blood pressure needs to be watched. Also all people with heart, liver or kidney failure need to avoid excess salt. But nuts are quite healthy. Read more...

How bad are can soup for high blood pressure and diabetics?

Please Clarify. I would bet this question has a thousand different answers. There are a thousand different kinds of soups and a million different patients with different issues if they have hypertension and/ or diabetes. It is best to be specific. If your physician advises low sodium then canned soup is probably out of the question. If you have diabetes you very well may be advised to avoid carbohydrates. Read more...

Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Low salt and fat. Depending on the medication, you may need to add a source of potassium such as bananas. However, it is far more important to restrict intake of salt and saturated fats. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-blood-pressure/ds00100. Read more...
Diet and Hi BP. The optimal diet for Hi BP is called the DASH diet; it is low salt, low refined carb and low sugar, low bread, low pasta, no fried food, low saturated fats; but fruit and veggies and whole grains dominate; for protein, use egg white, fish, very lean poultry, no skin; modest portions; only supplement I recommend is omega 3; aim for ideal weight; exercise twice daily; don't smoke; Read more...

Which high blood pressure patients can do fine without diuretics?

Mild HTN. If the BP can be controlled without a diuretic, then none need be used. However, normal physiologic response to BP lowering is to retain fluid, so a diuretic makes great sense, acting synergistically with other BP meds. Moreover, diuretics complement the potassium retaining effect of some BP drugs by clearing potassium in the urine. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is so gentle, you won't even know it's working-i promise! Read more...

For high blood pressure patients, is no salt a correct substitute for salt? Also, what is no salt?

OK. First be sure you are salt-sensitive--if you eat a regular diet for a week and monitor your bp, then do your best to have a no salt week (it will seem longer, yes) also following your BP -- if you are fortunate to not see any change, then you are not "salt sensitive, " so no change is required. If need, "no-salt" is a potassium based salt that has no sodium. Reasonable use is ok. Read more...

Can colonoscopy be performed on patients with high blood pressure?

No problem. Whereas so many americans have hypertension, colonoscopy is frequently performed on patients with high bp. You will be monitored closely during the procedure, and if any extra medication is needed, it can be given. Read more...