DASH Diet For Hypertension Sufferers?
The doctor asked for an explanation for the list of foods that are recommended for the Dash diet…rnI often have high blood pressure..especially when I panic…rnI’m afraid of being addicted to drugs…rnso please help. for complete information about the Dash diet
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Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a multifactorial disease. Its occurrence is more risky in the elderly (over 45 years), people who have a family history of hypertension, are overweight or obese, rarely exercise, smoke, diet high in sodium, diet low in potassium and vitamin D, consume alcohol, stress, or also suffer from certain diseases, such as kidney disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea.
Because the causes are multifactorial, the treatment must be done comprehensively, not solely relying on drugs, but also with dietary regulation.
The recommended diet for people with hypertension is the DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension). You can do this diet with the following guidelines:
Limit sodium (salt) intake --- according to the AHA, salt intake should be limited to a maximum of 1500 mg per day Increase consumption of wheat, nuts, seeds Increase consumption of vegetables and fruits rich in fiber, such as tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes , green vegetables, apples, pears, etc. Consumption of lean meats in moderation, such as red meat, poultry, fish Limit sugar and sugary foods Limit caffeine Avoid alcohol However, this dietary arrangement must also be balanced with regular exercise 3 to 4 times a day, good stress management, maintain an ideal body weight, and get regular rest. In addition, you should also know that the DASH diet does not replace the position of taking anti-hypertensive drugs. Therefore, you should still take antihypertensive drugs regularly according to the doctor's advice, along with dietary modifications and a healthy lifestyle as described above.
For more details, please consult directly with your doctor..
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah