I am taken Enalapril 10mg twice daily /Nifedi-Denk 10 retard 60mg twice daily 30 morn 30night /Clopidogrel 75mg once daily /H.C.T.Z 25MG once daily /simvastatin 10mg at night for the past 15yrs help please
25 Oct 2011
This is from http://www.drugs.com/enc/hypertension.html
"... You can do many things to help control your blood pressure, including:
Eat a heart-healthy diet, including potassium and fiber, and drink plenty of water. See: High blood pressure and diet
Exercise regularly -- at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day.
If you smoke, quit -- find a program that will help you stop.
Limit how much alcohol you drink -- one drink a day for women, two a day for men.
Limit the amount of sodium (salt) you eat -- aim for less than 1,500 mg per day.
Reduce stress -- try to avoid things that cause you stress. You can also try meditation or yoga.
Stay at a healthy body weight -- find a weight-loss program to help you, if you need it."
25 Oct 2011
Hi one heart there is salt in lots of food the salt in salad dressings cheese fountain pops/sodas hrse radish f course potatoe chip is very hi make sure you avoid these things froven premade meals canned veggies rinse off before eating frzen meals read the lables you should always do that it makes a difference. Remember like dreassing that's a teaspoon serving. Remembering these things and beer high in sodium but as I was about to say remembering these things keeping your stress down and f curse u prob threw out the salt shaker I imagine it will help lower bp as well. Its 430 I'm tired I hope this makes sense when u read it. Jaime
30 Oct 2011
Limit your sodium you eat in a day. Stay away from canned and prepackaged foods. If you eat canned or prepackaged foods, go for the ones with "no salt added." One of the examples I like to use, is canned tomato sauce, regular tomato sauce has 450 to 500 mg of sodium in a serving, yet when you get the no salt added kind, it only has 20 to 40 mg per serving. Always read the nutritional labels and just because a package says it is heart healthy, does not mean it is, lol, I started reading labels and get irritated, because companies will say it is heart healthy or heart friendly and when you read the nutritional information, you will see that those items will have a higher fat content and/or higher sodium, than their counterpart.
The main thing to remember is to always READ the nutritional labels and to keep a food log, it does not matter how good we think our memory is and thinking we are keeping things in check, when you keep a good food log, you will see areas where you have over did it and will help you keep things in check.
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