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My blood pressure is 141/70. It is normally about 125/70. I

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My blood pressure is 141/70. It is normally about 125/70. I am 66 years old and never have had high blood pressure. Is there a diet to follow to lower it without taking medication
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 years ago.
mysticdoc :


mysticdoc :

thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

follow a low salt low fat diet.

mysticdoc :

your total salt consumption should not exceed 2 gram in a day

mysticdoc :

also drink lots of potassium rich food like fruit juice

mysticdoc :

potassium lowers blood pressure.

Customer: Is this reading in a danger zone? Is there a specific list of foods available. How quick will following this low salt, low fat diet reduce blood pressure?
mysticdoc :

no this slightly elevated.

mysticdoc :

this is the link for low fat low salt diet:

mysticdoc :

your pressure should come down with 3 months of starting this diet plan

Customer: Thank you for your advice
mysticdoc :


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