3 Ways Nutrition and Our RPM Program Can Improve Your Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure can be impacted by numerous factors of everyday life. Nutrition is one of the most influential of these factors. While it can negatively play a role, nutrition can also help improve your blood pressure over time. Pairing positive nutrition and our RPM program, OnTrack Technologies, can create opportunities for your blood pressure to improve from the comfort of your home. It does not have to be a complex process to begin improving your blood pressure. 

Improve Your Blood Pressure With Nutrition And Our RPM Program

Improving your blood pressure does not have to look like multiple trips to the doctor’s office. There is much more you can accomplish at home to reach those goals. The key is the ability to monitor it while putting new practices into place. At Durham Nephrology, we can use at-home patient monitoring to stay up-to-date on your charts while not having to call you into the office to measure them. That is the benefit of combining nutrition and our RPM program.  

Gravitate Towards Foods Lower In Salt, Fat, and Calories 

Salt, fat, and excess calories can all negatively impact your blood pressure. When you are changing your diet to improve your blood pressure, these are a great place to start. There are many replacements or even lower-level options that keep the taste you enjoy while playing a more positive role in your health. The Cleveland Clinic details the health implications of each of these foods, and what reducing them can look like for your body. With nutrition and our RPM program, you can see the changes in real-time.

Try New Spices To Replace Salt 

Salt is one of the most detrimental aspects of nutrition for your blood pressure. It raises your blood pressure when consumed at levels that are detrimental to your body and body processes. While it may seem impossible to enjoy the taste without the salt, there are so many opportunities for new flavors. Think about your spice cabinet. So many of those flavors are a great replacement for salt and could even transform your favorite foods into a new taste you love. When you consider the benefits of nutrition and our RPM program, it can make those changes seem less daunting.

Remove Excess Use Of Oils and Butter 

Oils and butter also play a significant role in high blood pressure. These days, replacements are everywhere. Even replacing vegetable oil with avocado oil or coconut oil can help reduce those negative effects. It does not have to be a reduction of all oil, just paying attention to how much you are currently using and making a chance if necessary. If you do not see yourself moving away from oils and butter, try to work on removing some of it as a first step. 

Track Your Changes Over Time 

As you make these changes to your diet, track your health levels with remote patient care monitoring. This gives you and your doctor the chance to see changes in real-time without having to go into the office. OnTrack Technologies, our partner for this program, has made it easy for patients to get started and maintain it. You can focus on making positive improvements to your life without having to also worry about making sure the changes are being monitored as well. Changes in nutrition and our RPM program are a great match.

Your nutrition is a great place to start when it comes to improving your blood pressure. Keeping track of the improvement from the comfort of your home makes it even easier. Changes to nutrition and our RPM program pairing, OnTrack Technologies, are great things to connect. They can help you reach your goals without having to struggle with the hassle of going to the doctor’s office. Are you interested in learning more about remote patient monitoring? Durham Nephrology can provide you with ample resources and information about getting started. Check out our website or give us a call at (919) 477-3005. 


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