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

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Diana Metzger
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Dr. Diana Metzger
I was questioned about sleep apnea and didn't have room above to explain. It is when breathing stops while sleeping. The lower oxygen leads to higher blood pressures in the lungs, which can cause more heart problems. It is more common with obesity, but may also affected by drugs and alcohol. One marker for this is loud snoring, but that is not diagnostic. A sleep study has to be done to confirm.
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