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

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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 high blood pressure and on blood pressure medication should not eat sausages or similar salt-cured meats.

Potato sausage is usually a locally prepared fresh sausage. The recipe will vary from store to store and the butcher does probably not measure the amount of salt added per pound of ground meat. I asked my butcher about potato sausage and although he would not give me the recipe for potato sausage, he did say the casing for potato sausage is beef and is stored in salt brine before being stuffed.

The preferred method of treatment for high blood pressure is a salt-restricted diet of three to four grams of sodium per day. A person with high blood pressure would be wise to not eat the potato sausage with a sodium content of almost 1200 milligrams in a three-ounce serving.