Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

164 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Diet during high blood pressure

What foods should i eat if i have high blood pressure ? also I am underweight
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
  User's Response
's  Response
Low sodium diet. Packed foods, fried stuff, ready-to-eat, 2 minute-noodles, etc. are all high sodium. Try eating more of fruits like bananas. Avoid nonveg, but fish is good. Don't get urself stressed. There's nothing wrong with being underweight, if u feel fit, but except for if u've lost weight in the recent past. Do this thing. Divide ur weight in kilograms by the SQUARE of ur height in meters. If the result u get is between 18.5 and 25, then u need not worry about ur weight. This is known as the body mass index (BMI). Quit smoking, if u do, and restrict ur alcohol intake. Bye. TC.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hello , my blood pressure was 160/100 during the night. I normally use medications for my blood pressure but even when I used them regularly none (there were 3 named Valende , Lacipil and some ACE inhibitor) of them really helped me for reducing my blood pressure readings. I drank lemonate (just mixed water and lemon water) and even I swallowed a clove of garlic. Now my blood pressure is 132 over 81 (morning) but still I have headache at back of my head. Always the same spot. Both my parents got HBP problem. I m overweighted on diet and lost 10 kilograms already. Exercising almost everyday (Walking 5kms in 1hour on treadmill) I suspect it s because of salt or stress. Trying to eat less salt but still why my medications don t fix my high blood pressure? Is it because of dosage? I m 22 years old male by the way.

doctor1 MD

I am 70 years of age, and I have been diagnosed with malignant neurocardiogenic syndrome, I have obviously suffered with this most of my life as I can recall fainting spells since about 14 years of age but had never been diagnosed before, this time I was diagnosed after fainting during a tilt test and I was prescribed atenolol. I did take this for a while but found it slowed me down and when I didn t take it I experienced episodes of an sudden unstable high pulse rate. I realized that this was probably a reaction to the stopping taking the atenolol but I have continued to not take the betablocker and the sudden attacks of high pulse rate, etc., have now stopped. I haven t had a fainting episode for some time. I know I have to be careful first thing in the morning and I cannot stand still for too long, I avoid drinking alchohol and I know there are various other things which can trigger an attack which I try to avoid. When I was diagnosed I was also found to have high blood pressure at times which I was told made it more difficult to treat I know my blood pressure can suddenly go up at times, but I have bought a home monitor and I have been keeping a record and I now find that my blood pressure is fairly normal most of the time and often quite low first thing in the morning. I have also been told that I have high cholesterol. As I know there is not a cure for vasovagal syndrome and I feel that taking the beta-blockers was only masking the problem and did have some side effects I think I am better to just keep an eye on my blood pressure, take regular exercise and I have changed my diet to include garlic, herbs peppers and other foods which might help my condition. One thing that puzzles me rather is that my pulse rate is usually higher ( although not too high about 75-80 ) when I wake first thing in the morning and then drops down to about 60 when I am up and about.

doctor1 MD

will excercise help to reduce both of these along with a diet and what type of excercise is best?

Recent questions on  Underweight

doctor1 MD

Hi, can too much sugar cause a high pulse rate, with anxiety, anxiousness, and numbing of the hands? This individual is very underweight, male, 24 years old, and no facial hair. A complete blood work was performed within the last 6 months and the results primarily shown were unremarkable.

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 25 years old. I eat a lot but does not excrete accordingly. Often in the morning I dont excrete and feel it later in the day. Because of indigestion I am getting red spots on my face.I am a bit underweight and am not able to gain weight because of that. Please help

doctor1 MD

Dear Doctor, I last had a bone density scan a year ago which showed Osteopenia in my spine although hips were normal. I have an 8 history of eating disorders (mostly bulimia and only slightly underweight although irregular periods, until the past 19 months when things became more anorexic and BMI has been between 12.5-15 with no menstruation). My current concern is that following a fall a month ago I have pain in my coccyx which shows no sign of improving and I worry it may have 'crumbled' and that this is the beginning of me losing height. Is this likely? Many thanks for your help.

doctor1 MD

my son is 4 and a half yr old .he is unable to sit on one place more than 10 minute .he is unable to concentrate also. he easily forgets what has taught. he used to write the letters in a reverse order. difficulty in copying from board.. easily grasps thing whwn heard but difficult to write. having shortsight and astigmatism. underweight and underheight. always restless. is he hyperactive and dyslexia patient . how can we overcome this please help me

doctor1 MD

Attempting to get a handle on my anxiety issues, therapist recommended I redo a GTT test (most of my anxiety is based on physical symptoms), last glucose test was 14 years ago. Latest numbers...fasting 112, 1st 178 2nd 246 3rd 362, 4th 198, 5th 31...

doctor1 MD

I am fifty-two years old and have always been underweight to normal --however, I have gained sixteen pounds in the last year and now weight 135 at 5'6". I have been traveling three or more of the last months back and forth abroad, I have take a...

doctor1 MD

My son is 5 year old and frequently complains about pain in the foot. He was born underweight and now has average Vitamin D.