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Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension | Sengkang General Hospital

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension - What it is

1) How will you benefit from seeing a dietitian?
You will benefit from seeing a dietitian when you have high blood pressure and want to learn how to modify your diet to lower your blood pressure.

2) The objective of the medical nutrition therapy
The objective is to help you understand your condition and equip you with the relevant nutrition information to modify your diet and to manage your blood pressure, and reduce the risk of getting a stroke.

3) What is covered in the session?
During the consultation, the dietitian will perform a detailed nutritional assessment and collect the following information:

  • Weight history
  • Home blood pressure readings
  • Dietary habits; including salt, fibre and alcohol intake , meal pattern and lifestyle
  • Other health conditions such as diabetes mellitus, kidney disease etc

The dietitian will then provide you with advice on:

  • Basic knowledge of high blood pressure and its related health consequences
  • How to identify sources of nutrients in the diet that affect your blood pressure
  • Optimising your diet by reducing salt intake and ensuring adequate fibre intake
  • Individualised dietary recommendations
  • Meal preparation and eating out tips

Blood pressure, body weight and dietary changes will be reviewed regularly and further nutrition recommendations and relevant information will be provided accordingly.

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension - Symptoms

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension - How to prevent?

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension - Causes and Risk Factors

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension - Diagnosis

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension - Treatments

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension - Preparing for surgery

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension - Post-surgery care

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension - Other Information

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