Dietary recommendations Patients Fruits and vegetables 26 Low-sodium diet
15 Low-purine diet 5 High magnesium diet 2 Non specified diet 18 Table 2.
Jenkins tries to maintain a healthy, low-sodium diet
and gets more sleep than she used to.
Doctors constantly stress the steps that could prevent heart disease, including lifestyle changes that center exercise and a low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-sodium diet
. Additionally, in some cases, doctors recommend the "aspirin a day" therapy.
Lifestyle modifications (exercise, low-sodium diet
, and weight loss) have never been proven as effective methods of blood pressure control because patients rarely succeed at implementing them.
I am not on a low-sodium diet
and don't have hypertension.
* RESULTS After 5 years, the low-protein, low-sodium diet
led to fewer recurrences (20% compared with 38% in the low-calcium group, relative risk 0.49, number needed to treat with diet for 5 years = 5.5).
While no one disputes the low-sodium diet
for people with high blood pressure, experts bicker when it comes to making recommendations for the public at large.
The once unshakable belief that dietary sodium was a key culprit in hypertension has come under attack on a variety of fronts in recent years, with some research even suggesting a low-sodium diet
could shorten your life.
Measurements were made after 1 month on a low-sodium diet
and 1 month on a high-sodium diet in a double-blind, crossedover, randomized designed study.
People on a low-sodium diet
should avoid MSG because of its high sodium content.
Some low-fat chips are high in sodium, so if you're on a low-sodium diet
, watch out.
Sometimes people who have high blood pressure - particularly of a mild form - can avoid blood pressure-lowering drugs which have side effects and can be expensive), or they can get away with taking a lower dose of the drugs, if they follow a low-sodium diet
. But for someone who is mildly hypertensive and overweight at the same time, losing weight may be more important than cutting back on sodium.