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About 10% of people with high blood pressure are producing too much aldosterone from their adrenal glands. The adrenal glands produce 5 different hormones. The DASH diet is especially helpful to those people. The condition has several names, Conn's Disease, Primary Hyperaldosteronism and Hyperaldosteronism. Those of us who have it call it PA.
We must balance our sodium (Na) and potassium (K). The DASH diet is the best for anyone with high blood pressure issues.
If you have had high blood pressure for a very long time and ever had low K, you might go to an endocrinologist for a test of your aldosterone levels. I have had high blood pressure for 40 years and was just diagnosed with this in 2011. If you are too young to have high blood pressure, you might ask to have that aldosterone checked too and catch it early.

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Requirements for DASH DIET, based on protein 18%,fat 27%,carbohydrates 55%
4,000 for Potassium. For a complete Potassium list see link below.
Go to internet.
Potassium food charts
then-food data charts- potassium
See link below.

1,200 calories
56 g protein
37 g fat
169 g carbohydrates

1,400 calories
65 g protein
44 g fat
197 g carbohydrates

1,600 calories
75 g protein
50 g fat
225 g carbohydrates

1,800 calories
85 g protein
57 g fat
253 g carbohydrates

www.apjn.nhri.org.tw

Edited by: LIN1263 at: 11/11/2016 (23:17)
I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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Actual requirements for DASH DIET

2,000 calories
66g fat
94 g protein
298 g carbohydrates

1,600 calories
50 g fat
75 g protein
225 g carbohydrates

This is based on the actual information I posted below.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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U.S. News & World Reports for the last 6 years rated the DASH DIET the best overall diet,beating Weight Watchers every year. It has a maximum of 2,300 mg sodium,carbohydrates 55%,total fat 27%,saturated fat 6%,protein 18% and fiber 30 grams. I am going to work out how many grams of carbohydrates,fat and protein I need based on my weight.
Do not forget the chart below for Potassium foods.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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It is a high Potassium healthy foods diet
Here is a large Potassium list of foods based on food groups

Search-Potassium Food Charts
Look for-Food Data Charts-Potassium
link listed below


There are many dash sites on the web, a few with free menu plans and some that will send you some recipes weekly, be careful because some are not free. If you check out a few you can get some recipes and the correct amount of servings based on your calorie level. I use a 1600 calorie diet to get the proper nutrition.
apjn.nhri.org.tw

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I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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emoticon emoticon for the very good information. It will help me a lot. I have been doing some of the stuff already, trying to make better food choices, cut out lot of sweets and high carb foods, but my biggest down fall is to much salt on my food and salty snacks. I am working on this day by day and slowly improving on my health issues. It is going to take me a very long time, but I am working at my own pace. I have made this a life time commitment in doing so.
I ask God to help us all and give us happy and healthy days ahead. God bless!! Good Luck.



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See the bottom of this page. it explains most of it.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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Excellent info on this thread...go to the bottom and read the first couple entries in particular...such encouragement to review it!!

We can get more healthy if we keep working the plan and keep planning the diet and exercise and maintain vigilance in all areas including Dr orders and meds!!! Be your own most strong health advocate.

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Interesting that the last note on this thread was me one year ago!!! Little did I know then that I would continue to have blood pressure issues, eventually get two heart stents and continue to work with the DASH diet and Daniel plan in efforts to get healthier heart and body.

Started new med today along with the handful I came home from the hospital with three months ago. Staying out of danger zone but just not getting it down where Dr wants it!
I am very slowly gaining strength and very slowly loosing weight but both in positive directions so will continue to work on it. .

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Newby here and just read your links in this thread...I have reviewed this diet before and just need encouragement...My BP went up two weeks ago and not sure what triggered it...Had o use medication to get it down to safe zone for me and now need to work extra hard to keep it down...So thought I would come here for encouragement...Thanks for being here.

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Excellent, informative thread.

Note to self: try the lemon juice on your brown rice.

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I keep a plastic tray filled with carrots and celery all the time.

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SparkPeople has a good short article on the Dash Diet/Plan www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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That's an excellent suggestion and another one I'll have to try. Who would think that lemon juice would make brown rice taste even better????

Thanks for sharing!




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The why and how of sodium reduction.

I like lemon juice in my brown rice and my DH did not add salt when I added the lemon juice. He did not notice the lemony taste.

How to cut the sodium from your diet? www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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I'd like to share with you all some of the information I have regarding this eating plan to help you as your travel down the road to maintaining and keeping your blood pressure at a lower level.

It's lengthy but it will be a good read. Please feel free to chat about it after reading it. :) I'd love to see what you have to say!

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The DASH Diet Plan General & Helpful Information:

Blood pressure is also known as hypertension and can be lowered by:

• Following a particular eating plan – in this case, the DASH Eating Plan (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)
and
• reducing the amount of sodium consumed.

Before starting this plan, go to a reputable location that offers free blood pressure screening or has an automatic blood pressure cup available for use for free. Check your blood pressure when first starting the DASH Diet Plan. If your reading is anything other than a normal reading (120/80 or LESS), go see your doctor for further help. The higher your numbers, the greater your health risk.

The combination of the eating plan and lowering your sodium intake will render you the greatest results and may help prevent the development of high blood pressure.

High blood pressure can be controlled if you take these steps:
 maintain a healthy weight;
 be physically active;
 follow a healthy eating plan,
 Eat foods lower in salt and sodium,
 Limit foods with lots of added sugar, such as pies, flavored yogurts, candy bars, ice cream, sherbet, regular soft drinks, and fruit drinks,
 Add fruit to plain yogurt,
 Eat fruits canned in their own juice,
 Snack on fruit, vegetable sticks, unbuttered and unsalted popcorn, or bread sticks,
 Drink water or club soda,
 Eat smaller portions—cut back gradually,
 Drink alcoholic beverages in moderation,
 Stay on any prescribed medication(s) as directed,
 Buy fresh, plain, frozen, or canned with “no-salt-added” vegetables,
 Use fresh poultry, fish, and lean meat, rather than canned, smoked, or processed types,
 Choose ready-to-eat breakfast cereals that are lower in sodium,
 Limit cured foods (such as bacon and ham), foods packed in brine (such as pickles, pickled vegetables, olives, and sauerkraut), and condiments (such as MSG, mustard, horseradish, catsup, and barbecue sauce),
 Limit even lower sodium versions of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce - treat these condiments as you do table salt,
 Use spices instead of salt,
 In cooking and at the table, flavor your foods with herbs, spices, lemon, lime, vinegar, or salt-free seasoning blends. Start by cutting salt in half,
 Cook rice, pasta, and hot cereals without salt.
 Cut back on amount of instant or flavored rice, pasta, and cereal mixes, which usually have added salt,
 Choose “convenience” foods that are lower in sodium – watch those food labels,
 Cut back on frozen dinners, mixed dishes like pizza, packaged mixes, canned soups or broths, and salad dressings - these often have a lot of sodium,

Blood pressure levels are reduced with an eating plan that is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat, and that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy foods. This DASH eating plan includes whole grain products, fish, poultry, nuts and is rich in magnesium, potassium, and calcium as well as protein and fiber but has less amounts of red meats, sweets, and sugar-containing beverages.

Because the plan is high in fiber, it can cause bloating and diarrhea in some people. To avoid these problems, gradually increase your intake of fruit, vegetables, and whole grain foods.

Small amounts of sodium occur naturally in food. Processed foods account for most of the salt and sodium Americans consume.

Be sure to read food labels to choose products lower in sodium. You may be surprised at many of the foods that have sodium. They include soy sauce, seasoned salts, monosodium glutamate (MSG), baking soda, and some antacids—the range is wide.

Get in the habit of reading the Nutrition Facts on food labels and compare the amount of sodium in products. Look for the sodium content in milligrams and the “Percent Daily Value”. Aim for foods that are less than 5 percent of the Daily Value of sodium.

How do I deal with meat on this plan?
 Limit meat to 6 ounces a day (2 servings) – that’s all that is needed. Three to four ounces is about the size of a deck of cards.
 If you now eat large portions of meat, cut them back gradually - by a half or a third at each meal.
 Include two or more vegetarian-style (meatless) meals each week.
 Increase servings of vegetables, rice, pasta, and dry beans in meals. Try casseroles and pasta, and stir-fry dishes, which have less meat and more vegetables, grains, and dry beans.

Ask yourself these questions before deciding to walk away from the DASH Eating Plan:

Why did you get off track?
• Was it at a party?
• Did you try to do too much at one time?
• Were you feeling stress at home or work?
• What triggered your setback?

After analyzing how and why you got off track, start the DASH Eating Plan again.

Remember that changing your lifestyle is a long-term process. Often, those starting a new lifestyle try to change too much at once. Instead, change one
or two things at a time. Slowly, but surely, is the best way to succeed so …

Break the process down into small steps.
 This not only keeps you from trying to do too much at once, but also keeps the changes simpler.
 Break complex goals into smaller, simpler steps, each of which is attainable.
 Write it down.
 Besides noting what you eat, also record where you are, what you're doing, and how you feel.
 Keep track for several days. You may find, for instance, that you eat high fat foods while watching television. If so, you could start keeping a substitute snack on hand to eat instead of the high fat foods. This record also helps you to be sure you’re getting enough of each food group.

Celebrate your success
 Treat yourself to a non-food treat for your accomplishments. Getting a well-needed haircut, go to a movie, walk the malls for your exercising, talk a long walk with your dog or listen to your radio as you, or read that book you’ve been wanting to pick up and start. Something like that.



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HalfDoodles, why thank you for sharing with us more information as to what the Dash diet is all about.



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Good to know. I was thinking you guys are promoting Mrs. Dash :)

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D- Dietary
A- Approaches to
S- Stop
H- Hypertension

The main goal of the Dash diet is to lower your blood pressure through dietary modification. It focuses on whole grains, low fat dairy, lean meats and fruit and veggies and avoids sodium, sweets and saturated fat.

Here is a good article: health.usnews.com/best-diet/dash-die
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The Dash Diet is the #1 overall diet! abcnews.go.com/Health/us-news-world-
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port-announces-best-diets-rankings/sR>tory?id=13776568


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