Why is my blood pressure is rising?

My blood pressure (systolic) is rising surprisingly (usually 130 or less, now up to 145 over the last month or so). We have changed our diet to lots of pasta, (controlling the calories) and less (very much less) meat. This is not a healthy move, just cooking from a great cookbook which has the...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have high blood pressure or have had a stroke?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have high blood pressure or have had a stroke? The Medical Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups of the American Dietetic Association provide medical nutrition therapy based on your diagnosis. Dietitians often have their own private practice nutrition counseling services in addition to...

My hands swell up at night with ring mark on my fingers from swelling up.

I have a question about my hands swelling up at night. I even have a ring mark on my right hand from my fingers swelling up. Some of this swelling is heredity. I do know that because my hands swell form anything with too much salt, pork and certain hams. Is there anything that...

My grandmother is in the hospital and her sodium level keeps dropping. What caused this?

Please help me find an answer to my 82-year-old grandmother's problem. She is in the hospital now and her sodium level keeps dropping. Is there something that would cause this depletion? The doctors do not know why her sodium level keeps going down. I believe at present that her level is at 143. Please...

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...

Is potato sausage high in sodium or calories for a person on high blood pressure medication?

Is potato sausage high in sodium or calories? Should a person on high blood pressure medication eat potato sausage? Sausage is high-fat meat and contains about 100 calories per ounce and approximately 390 milligrams of sodium per ounce. For a three-ounce serving that equals about 300 calories and 1170 milligrams of sodium. A person with...

My husband is on a low salt diet for high blood pressure. He tells me food tastes blah.

My husband is on a low salt diet for high blood pressure. He tells me his food tastes blah. Recently, he has been sprinkling soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce on his meat. Is it all right to use them on his diet? No, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce are both too high in sodium and...

Which should I follow to eat right – high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease and stomach bypass surgery?

I have high blood pressure, diabetics, 1st signs of kidney disease, also have had RNY I am wondering which is the best one to follow by eating right. Follow all as they have a lot in common. I would highly suggest you ask your doctor to refer you to a dietitian who can read your...

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 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...