Dietary Restrictions For People With Hypertension?

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good morning, I want to ask what foods are allowed and are restricted or not allowed for people with hypertension? and whether foods containing flavoring (sasa) are good for people with hypertension?

1 Answer:

Hello Ulfa, Thank you for the question.


According to the American Heart Doctors Association, a person is said to suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure if the blood pressure reaches 130/80 mmHg or more. This condition can cause further complications such as heart failure, kidney failure, or stroke. Handling the effects of TIF for people with hypertension is by modifying lifestyle and medication. One of the lifestyle changes that patients should go through is the DASH diet (dietary apporaches to stop hypertension), which is the consumption of more vegetables, fruit, nuts, wheat, low-fat milk. Foods that should be limited are red meat, foods high in saturated fat, and limit salt consumption to 1 teaspoon per day. Limiting salt consumption can be achieved by reducing the use of salt when cooking, if you use a food flavoring, use one that does not contain sodium. Pay attention to the packaging of the product you are using, especially its sodium levels. Choose products that are low in sodium. It's not easy to change your diet and lifestyle. The key is that changes are made gradually and consistently.


In addition, sufferers are also advised to exercise regularly at least 5 days a week, 30 minutes every day, lose weight, limit consumption of caffeinated beverages, and manage stress well.


This lifestyle modification must mostly be balanced with the use of drugs. Please advise the patient to consult a doctor regularly and take medicine according to the doctor's recommendations.


Hopefully this information is useful.

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