Good Diet For People With Hypertension?

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Afternoon Doctor, I am a 41 year old man, before I have never been sick / or have been checked before being sick, a week ago I had a fever and a doctor, and I was convicted of hypertension because it reached 180/110, and I have received the medicine, I was shocked and confused what food should I eat, because if I think the outside is all poison, high in salt, MSG, oil, etc., please advise me on the menu so that I am not malnourished, because lately I’m afraid of mn, and my body is shaking, thanks doctor

1 Answer:

Good morning, thanks for asking at Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition when a person's blood pressure is more than equal to 140/90 mmHg. Normally a person's blood pressure ranges from 120-100 / 90-60 mmHg. This high blood pressure condition is dangerous because if allowed to continue it can cause complications such as kidney failure, heart failure, and stroke.

This condition is divided into two, namely primary hypertension, which is not known exactly what causes it, and secondary hypertension, which occurs because:

Kidney illness
Blood vessel abnormalities
Lack of sleep, fatigue
Drink alcohol
Thyroid disease

Then other risk factors that can affect it are excess body weight, old age, offspring with similar complaints, lack of physical activity, and eating too much salt-containing foods.

Regarding handling, it is usually in the form of routine drugs that you must always take to keep your blood pressure under control. For your question, the diet or diet of those with hypertension is indeed different, including avoiding coffee, tea and soda, avoiding chicken skin and other fatty foods, not using canned sauces, pickles, and meat and processed foods.

You should also understand the DASH diet or the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension, which is often used to help control high blood pressure, namely by increasing nutritional intake from fish, poultry, nuts and seeds, increasing consumption of vegetables, using olive oil, fruit such as beets and bananas, low-fat yogurt and milk, reduced salt, sugary foods and drinks, foods high in saturated fat, cholesterol and red meat. And above all, avoiding stress, exercising regularly according to ability and being diligent in controlling the doctor. So, hopefully it answers your question.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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