Dash diet

What is Dash diet?

DASH diet means,D=Dietary A= Approaches to S= Stop H= Hypertension

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does anybody know of ways to lower blood pressure without medication? i know several answers, but i thought this may be a resource hypertensive people can use. My input: Research the DASH diet Increase physical activity during the day Take some time to relax Get at least 7 hours of sleep I am interested to see what other people have to offer as far as advice and knowledge.

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Three years ago came down w/ Wegeners vasculitis. Creatinine 9..on dialysis and Rituxan. No longer on dialysis nor chemo, but am controlled w/ prednisone 5 mg daily. Real problem w/ B/P which fluctuates but usually around 158/98. Has gone as high as1 234/110. Taking clonidine patch 0.3 mg and 1mg po am and pm.; edarbi 80 mg daily. Not doing the job. I'm 74 yo and an RN still working. Curious to know what tx: modality you might try.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Very likely to be adrenal insufficiancy

Detailed Answer:
Hi Dear

Firstly thanks for choosing HCM for you queries
I have noted all your details
As mentioned by you , you are on steroid 5 mg prednisolone daily.
You are worried about the severe fluctuations of blood pressure.,and you...

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My Father, age 59 is having High BP problem .
please suggest me how can he control high BP at this age.
suggest diet which control High BP & Exercises. Also what food items and habits he has to avoid for BP control.


Thanks XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Healthy diet , regular lifestyle , aerobic exercise and medicine .

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Considering the age of 59, in most probability your father has essential hypertension. However ruling out atleast kidney as secondary cause of hypertension. Because in that case it might be...

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I have been told I have High blood pressure the doctors don't re act only nurses. 4 times I have tingles in arms neck and arms . 170 over 105, went to emergency over vacation. for shakes in legs and arms could not walk.
They just send me home and say I have High blood pressure

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
should be started on medication if you have no problem with that option

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are different stages of high blood pressure, the reading that you mentioned would be called stage 2 , which is the higher stage.

Most persons at...

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I dont think my blood pressure is normal. Its 129/69 and pulse of 60. I am 123lbs and am 5'4. I have always eaten healthy and excersise. How can i reduce and get my pressure 120? And what could be causing it to be high?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
DASH diet, exercise and stress relief

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to HCM and thanks for your query.
I understand your concern.
As per the latest guidelines on blood pressure control, the blood pressure up to 140/90 is normal and you don't have to worry.
You can get your blood...

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I am working in IT (under pressure) environment, hence I go every quarterly to cardiologist for regular checkup, it has been 10 years regular checkup at times I had high BP (150/90 -160/90), doctor never prescribed me medication during these years I underwent 4 time stress test (last one was three years before). Everything was normal, last two week I was feeling more stress and I went to doctor for checkup, he has asked for a ECHO test and told me that you have mild LVH (1.27cm) but this is not significant and your BP is 155/90 and we need to control it. At present he has prescribed me Olemesartan Medoxomil/Amlodipine Besilate (40/5 mg). At present I am working aboard and my friends asked me to go back to my country XXXXXXX I need your suggestion. (My age is 43). My present weight is 97 kg and I have started brisk walking since last week and also I am on diet. How shall it me to bring LVS (<1.0 cm) to normal.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
control blood pressure and weight.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir
1. There are two things which are causing left ventricular hypertrophy or LVH. These are high blood pressure and higher than normal weight.
2. If you are an Asian, your ideal body mass index is 23. In case of non-asians...

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Good morning, can you give me some advice on natural medication I can take to lower my blood pressure? I am under the care of my physician, I have had the pressure for a long time.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please see details

Detailed Answer:
Respected Ma'm
1. Life style modifications has been suggested for all patients of high blood pressure. They include:-
a. Cessation of smoking.
b. Moderation of alcohol intake (not more than 2 units/pegs per day).
c. Optimization of weight (Body mass index...

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My blood pressure is at the average of 139/99 and was on cloversyl for the last 5 years. I developed a huge sensitivity to the drug and I stopped taking it because of the symptoms that I was getting ( snoring, swelling of my legs a pain in the legs and continuous tingling on my legs, my face was swollen and red like most of the time). Off the drug I feel better but my blood pressure won't go down. What is the best drug dor me, going to see my GP today to see about my about my lab work .

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
CCB, Diuretics/beta blocker. Life style modificati

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using XXXXXXX
I went through the query your and understood your concern.

The drug cloversyl belongs to ACE inhibitor. Since you developed all the above said symptoms and are relieved after stopping...

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My absolute neutrophils were 1334(1500-7800 range). I travel a lot and work on cruise ships. If my multivitamin is low in b-12 or b-vitamins, would supplementing boost the number up? I take Lotrel 10-20. Would that have any affect? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
yes, the multivitamin would help

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Neutrophils are one type of white blood cells and play a part in the immune response.

Because low levels of neutrophils can sometimes be related to low levels of vitamin b12 or folate , using...

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I have moderate arthritis in my knees and hips. I have about 40 pounds of fat just hanging in my stomach area. Is there a way I can loose this fat? I have diabetes, high blood pressure, COPD, hot flashes, on medication for thyroids, cholesterol, acid reflux, pain medication for the arthritis. I can walk without a cane now since I lost 30#'s but I cant get rid of the fat.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Thank you for reaching out to us at HCM

Detailed Answer:
My dear, The answer to your question is not simple. First, your situation is very complex and there is no one answer to just losing the 40 pounds. First, we need to plan your diet around all the medications you take for your...

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Recent questions on  Dash diet

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I am having trouble standing on my feet for long periods of time. I also am becoming very winded when I walk like on a track. I am probably about 125 pounds overweight, but am currently following the DASH diet and have been successful thus far. Do you think that I need a stress test? I am 48 almost 49. I am on high blood pressure medicine. What do you think?

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I started taking lisinopril 10 mg in dec in jan my bp was 190 /110 we switched to 20 mg and i began dash diet, lost weight [15 ibs so far] it went down to 150/100 my pcp seems to think all is okay. the walkin clinic md who I saw for another ailment wants to be more agressive-switched me to 50 mg losartran on feb 25 bp not going down any further. what now?

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I have had high be lately but it's the highest it's ever been today. I had a very severe headache all day yesterday and woke up today with a mild one. But I started to feel very shaky so I checked my bp and its 159/114. Should I schedule an appt...

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Hello, I have GERD and take pantoprozole daily and my doctor has mentioned possible IBS symptoms but we never did any lower GI tests. I often get these sharp pains in my shoulder or arms or face that feel like a pin poke. Only in one of a few...

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Three years ago came down w/ Wegeners vasculitis . Creatinine 9..on dialysis and Rituxan. No longer on dialysis nor chemo, but am controlled w/ prednisone 5 mg daily. Real problem w/ B/P which fluctuates but usually around 158/98. Has gone as high...

doctor1 MD

I have elevated blood pressure. With the cobination of religiously following the DASH diet, increased physical activity, and medicine from my doctor, my blood pressure has dropped fairly dramatically.

I have a question regarding sodium intake; the dash diet limits sodium to reasonably low levels. I have been asked to go out to dinner with a group of friends, how likely is it thatthe increased sodium intake will impact my blood pressure in the short term? Are there long term problems with a single day of falling off the low-sodium wagon?

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