Saturday, August 11, 2012

High Blood Pressure " Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie"

Controlling high blood pressure

                                     " Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie"
                                                    Shakespeare, All's well that ends well 

I have attached a list of common undone/partially done things on our intending to do list that  interfere with our efforts to control Blood Pressure

Weight reduction         ->     lose 11 pounds and lower your systolic BP 2.5 to 10 mmhg
(if over weight)

Follow the Dash diet     ->     and lower your Systolic BP 8 to 14 mmhg

Reduce sodium intake  ->     and lower your systolic BP 2 to 8 mmhg
    ( 2.4 grams of sodium )
    ( or 6 grams of sodium chloride )

Regular exercise            ->     and lower your systolic BP 2 to 9 mmhg
   ( walk 30 minutes /day )    

Limit alcohol intake      - >     and lower your Systolic BP 2 to 4 mmhg
 ( 1 ounce ethanol ,
    24 Ounces of beer   or
    10 ounces of wine )

I have attached links to previous post that are related to the above subject

little changes in BP and A1c can have big a impac...

My favorite diet ideas including the DASH diet

Dash Diet, Simple Ideas That Work

Have fun ,Be Smart and remember little changes in our life style helps preserve our good health
David Calder,MD

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