Our expert says:
I would urge you to see a clinical dietitian ASAP because there is a specific diet called the DASH diet that you can use for hypertension. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Food as medicine' and 'Hypertension' and read about the DASH Diet which was developed in the USA to lower blood pressure. This diet is low in sodium /salt which should lower bp and it is rich in calcium which may help for the preeclampsia-type condition you are developing . However, because you are pregnant I would not like you to use this diet without the assistance of a dietitian who will ensure that you obtain all the nutrients you need for the growth of your baby. Please contact a dietitian as soon as possible.
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