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Posted by: Lynnette Cabral | 2011/02/01

Preeclapsia

Is there anything you are able to eat to reduce your high blood pressure during the last trimester of your pregnancy?

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Dear Lynette
There are some research results that indicate that a high intake of calcium and magnesium can help with preeclampsia. In general the so-called DASH Diet (click on 'Diet'nFood' at the top of this page and then on 'Food as medicine' and 'Hypertension'), which was developed in the USA to lower bp, may help your condition. This diet is high in calcium and low in sodium which should lower your bp. However, because you are pregnant I would not like you to use any 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. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area
Holding thumbs for you and the baby
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/02/01

Dear Lynette
There are some research results that indicate that a high intake of calcium and magnesium can help with preeclampsia. In general the so-called DASH Diet (click on 'Diet'nFood' at the top of this page and then on 'Food as medicine' and 'Hypertension'), which was developed in the USA to lower bp, may help your condition. This diet is high in calcium and low in sodium which should lower your bp. However, because you are pregnant I would not like you to use any 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. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area
Holding thumbs for you and the baby
DietDoc

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