If I was pregnant, would this cause me to retain water and cause my hands to swell?

I am not pregnant. I don't set amount of time to do exercise. But I walk stairs and up walk up steep hills and play with my mom's babysitting kids. I also am on my feet at all times while I am at work which is pretty often. One thing I don't do is drink a...

I think my husband salts his food too much. How can I stop him from using salt?

I think my husband salts his food too much. So I switched to Lite Salt. He doesn't have a blood pressure problem yet, but I think he uses too much salt. I don't put the salt shaker on the table, but he goes and gets it anyway. How can I stop him from using...

What makes someone who has high blood pressure for their sugar to be up one day and then the next day their sugar may bottom out?

I also would like to know what it is that will make someone who has high blood pressure for their sugar to be up one day and then the next day their sugar may bottom out on them? If your food intake is regulated correctly by diabetes medication (pills or injected insulin), you shouldn't be...

What food tips for lowering high blood pressure might you have?

What tips food wise or otherwise for lowering high blood pressure might you have? If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (bottom blood pressure number greater than 90 mm), you should be limiting foods high in sodium and lose weight. How much you should restrict sodium in foods you eat depends on what...

I have recently been diagnosed with CHF (congestive heart failure).

I am a 56-year-old woman who has recently been diagnosed with CHF (Congestive Heart Failure). Part of my treatment is a diet low in salt and fat. When one says "low is salt" how much is permitted in a daily diet? I asked my physician this and he said just not to "add" any salt...

On a low salt diet, can I eat regular canned vegetables if I rinse them off before cooking?

I have high blood pressure and have been on a low salt diet. Can I eat regular canned vegetables if I rinse them off before cooking? No, you should not eat vegetables canned with salt. Also, you cannot rinse the salt off before heating the canned vegetables. I would suggest you buy frozen vegetables but read...

Is celery high in salt?

Is celery high is salt? I am on a salt-free diet and the least bit of salty foods makes me retain water. I love to eat celery, but I don't put salt on it. Yes, celery contains 35.2 milligrams of sodium in one stalk, but compared to other foods like ham is it not too...

What do excess amounts of salt do to the body?

What do excessive amounts of salt do to the body? It would depend on how much excess salt (or salty foods) you ate in how much time and how well your kidneys functioned. Salt is a compound containing 2 minerals, sodium, and chloride and it attracts water. When the salt content of your blood goes up,...

My husband has high blood pressure and moderately high cholesterol. What can I cook?

My husband has high blood pressure (140/95) and moderately high cholesterol (210). He is currently taking medication to control his blood pressure. While he needs to reduce the fat and cholesterol in his diet, he doesn't need to lose weight - he's 6'6" and 200 lb. He consumes approx.3500-4000 calories per day. My blood...

How much salt is in softened water?

Do you have any idea how much salt is in softened water? We recently had a water softener installed in our house. After watching my husband pour those 40-pound bags of salt in the tank, I began wondering how much salt we are getting in our drinking and cooking water. Softened water is about ten...

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