My friend be only just diagnosed near illustrious blood pressure. he eat alot of Thai food? Could this be a factor?

He does eat large servings of meat and likes to snack on cheese and crackers. His on a daily basis lunch consist of a salad with olive oil dressing, fruit, and unsalted almonds. He doesn't smoke, drink milk, or very little alcohol.
Dr Franks answers as always are fab, BUT:

My gran had high blood pressure, wasn't overweight, didn't smoke, didn't devour meat or junk food or fatty foods, wasn't a sweet lover either and didn't drink, did yoga and meditation twice a week and she still had high-ranking blood pressure! She was only 69!

Stress is a factor just as much as anything else so call *bad*

You can have the perfect body have sound eating habits and exercise regime and good vigour and still get high blood pressure!

I don't doubt a healthy lifestyle help and is the best way forward but stress is just as big a factor as everything else!
Just wanted to attach my bit :0)
Thai food is generally relatively healthy but if the cook likes things salty so add lots of fish sauce the dishes will contain a lot of sodium, just like tally table salt to western dishes.

There are few other ingredients used in some Thai dishes that are unhealthy, including "kati" (coconut cream) and shrimp smooth mixture, both very high in curvy. But not many dishes use that. Eggs are commonly used but we now know that a few eggs a week are not a health issue.

So keep watch on the salt (fish sauce) and high fat/cholesterol dishes and Thai food won't be the guilty party. Source(s): I live within Thailand and live on Thai food.
As Mentioned Above, Perhaps the High Sodium Intake, BTW, Rice is Often Overlooked. Maybe the MSG Content.

EDIT: Hope this is Helpful:
Blood pressure measurements are the result of the force of the blood produced by the heart and the size and condition of the arteries.
Many factors can affect blood pressure, including:
* How much water and salt you enjoy in your body
* The condition of your kidneys, nervous system, or blood vessels
* The level of different body hormones
High blood pressure can affect all types of people. You have a superior risk of high blood pressure if you have a family history of the disease. High blood pressure is more adjectives in African Americans than Caucasians. Smoking, obesity, and diabetes are all risk factor for hypertension.
Most of the time, no cause is identified. This is called essential hypertension.
High blood pressure that results from a specific condition, habit, or medication is call secondary hypertension. Too much salt in your diet can front to high blood pressure.
Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet, which includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish, vegetables, poultry, and egg whites. Use monounsaturated oils such as olive, peanut, and canola oils or polyunsaturated oil such as corn, safflower, soy, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean oils. Avoid foods with excess fat contained by them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm grease, and fried foods. Source(s):……………
Most blood pressure issues are defined as idiopathic,which mode we cannot clearly identify the cause.

Most likely the majority is due to the cumulative effects of lifestyles which are not ideal. Certainly one no more than your ideal weight,taking regular vigorous exercise and have a low lifetime salt intake reduces the risk.

When I was a student,some 40 years ago (OMG) it be possible to pick out geographical area where these lifestyle tendencies be much less common,and this mirrored lower incidences of hypertension. However with increasing globalisation,the spread of cast-offs food,obesity,low exercise levels and high saline intakes,this is no longer the case. Source(s): GP for more years than I care to remember
Thai foods maybe high in sodium. Soy sauce and fish sauce are giant in sodium That would bring ones blood pressure up Source(s): heart patient

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