Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Uncontrolled blood pressure? Avoid salt.

High blood pressure? Reduce your salt intake.Based on research studies by the American Heart Association's 62 annual fall Conference of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research in Atlanta.

People who have 'uncontrolled' high blood pressure, even though they are taking different types of medicines to lower their blood pressure, Can now actually lower it more by making some little changes in their lives and that's to avoid salt intake. Or just reduce their salt in their daily diet.

" A high-salt diet contributes importantly to treatment-resistant hypertension (high blood pressure)". Said Dr. Eduardo Pimenta of Dante Pazanese Institue of Cardiology, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pimenta with his group made a research on the effects of "restricted-salt diet" in a 24-hour readings that was taken through a recorder that was continuously worn by their subjects,in 13 adults who has 'treatment-resistant hypertension'

The study was made in 7 days, "we were expecting blood pressure reduction with low-salt diet but the reduction was larger than we expected" Said Pimenta.

It was confirmed in the said studies that diet with higher salt can cause bigger problems in the blood vessels and fluid retention in people although they're in diuretic therapy, said Pimenta

In the low-salt diet, it was shown that there was an obvious reduction in the body fluids of the subjects. Int his research, experts clearly shown the destructive effects of too much salt in our body and the the good benefits of low salt intake.

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