DASH diet at 2400 milligrams

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Re : DASH diet at 2400 milligrams

Postby expert on call » Wed Jan 21, 2004 08:55 am

I am unfamiliar with the DASH diet, and none of the texts I pulled stipulated the amount of "normal" sodium for a generic pregnant patient.

Low sodium diets have not been advocated for pregnant women--diet quality is poor, and no dramatic impact on blood pressure has been shown. Salting to taste only and avoidance of processed food is recommended. If your diet meets these criteria, it should be OK. Best to discuss this with an experienced nutritionist conversant with pregnancy diets.

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DASH diet at 2400 milligrams

Postby mismac01 » Sun Jan 11, 2004 06:24 pm

I suffered from preeclampsia and Hellp syndrome with my first child. She was born at 29 weeks. I am pregnant again with borderline high blood pressure(I am only 6 weeks pregnant). My blood pressure has been borderline high for several years now. It has gone as high as 140/90. With my peri's permission, do you think it would be safe to follow the DASH diet at 2400 milligrams of sodium? I have read that having too little sodium during pregnancy can be dangerous also. Is 2400 milligrams enough during pregnancy? I am also walking on the treadmill every day for 30 minutes. Thanks.

Michelle Rose


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