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I was diagnosed to be having mild hypertension

my height is 6feet 2 inches and my weight is 102kgs, i was diagnosed to be having mild hypertension 1 year ago and my systolic pressure was 160 at that time, i was presribed aten 50mg and salt restriction in diet. also to reduce weight also in the past 6 months i have reduced my weight to 84kgs and i have seen my systolic bp has reduced to 140mg and my aten tablet also is been reduced to 25mg, they say if i gain control in diet by restricting fat and salt then i may not require medicines, is any other restrictions is there in the diet apart from fat and salt which on practising will reduce bp, as it is difficult to be away from salt and fat
Asked On : Thu, 15 Oct 2009
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  User's Response
Hmm... I would suggest you to take the advice of a nutritionist instead of searching the internet as the source of seeking good diet to reduce the blood pressure. I asked my doctor for some dietary instructions to reduce the blood pressure, he could only say me some restrictions and redirected me to a dietician. I think he has no enough idea of the exact diet in reducing bloodpressure or dietary formulas in keeping fit. I was much helped by a dietician in this aspect. I have no idea of these Indian Heart association recommendations. I would else ask about this too. Please post me some advice if you happen to meet the dietician.
Answered: Fri, 16 Oct 2009
  User's Response
In hypertension the diet should have less slat. My father was also hypertensive, the doctor suggested him to take less salt. He adviced him not to take pickles, chips and those which has more salt.
Answered: Fri, 16 Oct 2009
  User's Response the major thing which we should...and avoid oily foods,smoked foods...and pickles...and avoid nonvegeterian also if possible...avoid masala foods....
Answered: Fri, 16 Oct 2009
  Anonymous's Response

Take advise from a good dietician..strict to the diet prescribed. it works.

Answered: Thu, 15 Oct 2009
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