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Studies on Portal Hypertension *: IV. The Clinical and Physiopathologic Significance of Self-Established (Nonsurgical) Portal Systemic Venous Shunts

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Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH Y O U R G U I D E T O Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Y O U R G U I D E T O Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute NIH Publication No. 06-4082 Originally Printed 1998 Revised April 2006 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 What Is High Blood Pressure?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 What Is the DASH Eating Plan? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 How Do I Make the DASH? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 How Can I Get Started on the DASH Eating Plan?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 A Week With the DASH Eating Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Recipes for Heart Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 To Learn More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 C ontents Contents iv My doctor noticed my blood pressure was a little high. I try to be more aware of the foods I eat. I limit alcohol, and watch my portions. I also work out 5–7 days a week. My son is learning from me and is doing the same things I do. R I C A R D O E L E Y “ ” 1 Introduction Introduction What you choose to eat affects your chances of developing high blood pressure, or hypertension (the medical term). Recent studies show that blood pressure can be lowered by following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan—and by eating less salt, also called sodium. While each step alone lowers blood pressure, the combinatio

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