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Old 01-04-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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Diovan HCT & Seaweed

Hey everyone! Haven't posted here in a while.

Just wondering, if there are any known issues with eating seaweed (dulse, kelp, etc.) while taking HCTZ diuretics? I have seen many praises for sea vegetables in the diet for helping maintain blood pressure, but I have not been able to find any interaction information.

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Old 01-05-2005, 03:46 AM   #2
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Re: Diovan HCT & Seaweed

I am on Diovan HCT and eat seaweed salads all the time at my favorite sushi place. No reaction here I know it is really good for you...Lisa

 
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Re: Diovan HCT & Seaweed

tatoo,
I think there's no problem, in fact, seaweeds are a high potassium food and thus counteract the inevitable loss of potassium caused by thiazides.

While the diuretics go well with seaweed,I STRONGLY recommend a nice tempura instead for flavor! The pills are just too crunchy!

 
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Re: Diovan HCT & Seaweed

Tattooyu,

I checked out the website you posted and for Dulse they say:
* Only 122mg of sodium/serving, yet "salty" tasting

Given that it's best to limit total daily sodium intake to under 2400mg (what does Dash say? It's stricter than that isn't it?), that's not too bad. Of course, it all depends on what they characterize as a "serving"!!

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Re: Diovan HCT & Seaweed

I was looking for that on their site thanks! I believe the DASH recommends 1800mg sodium as the max per day. A serving is about 1/4 tsp. according to their site, so you just mix that into a dish.

 
Old 01-06-2005, 11:44 AM   #6
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Re: Diovan HCT & Seaweed

Is 1/4 tsp a reasonable amount to use?

I always laugh at "diet" ice cream, when they say they have so few calories. Yea, low in calories if you only eat 1/4 cup. Come on, who only eats 1/4 cup of ice cream?

 
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