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Hi.My husband is suffering from hypertension and someone suggested to eat a snail.Can eating snail treat hypertension?

By November 30, 2016 - 5:56am
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Hello Dolicious,

Welcome again to EmpowHER. I am really glad you reached out to our community with your question.

If your husband likes snails, he should go ahead and enjoy some. But, snails are not a treatment and will have no effect on his high blood pressure.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.

Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat.

Decrease the salt in your diet. A lower sodium level — 1,500 milligrams (mg) a day — is appropriate for people 51 years of age or older, and individuals of any age who are black or who have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease.


November 30, 2016 - 9:26am
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