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Old 08-13-2017, 06:27 AM
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My Internist's recommendation was a blanket "reduce your sodium intake".
Was that all he/she said?

I absolutely tell all of my high blood pressure patients to reduce their sodium intake. That's serves a dual purpose since it is primarily processed foods that are high in sodium. If I can get them to start paying attention to sodium, they are likely to also reduce their fat and calorie intake in the process.

But I also counsel them to increase physical activity, stop smoking, drink less caffeine and alcohol, lose weight, and take their medication every day. Sodium is part of the problem but it's not the whole problem.
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