NutriGenie High Blood Pressure Nutrition for Windows
This program has been replaced by Lower
High Blood Pressure.
Hypertension, the medical name for high blood pressure, is a common
chronic medical problem in the United States responsible for a major
portion of cardiovascular disease.
The success in the control of hypertension is generally credited
to a combination of improved detection and the use of antihypertensive
medication. However, the implications of long-term drug therapy
for millions of Americans are unknown. There are documented side
effects of the antihypertensive drugs. Thiazide diuretics, for example,
can induce short-term increases in serum cholesterol, low density
lipoproteins (LDL), and triglyceride levels in some people. These
and other risks of drug therapy call attention to the potential
benefits of nonpharmaceutical treatment of high blood pressure.
Currently, three non drug methods--weight control, alcohol restriction,
and sodium restriction--are recommended as part of the treatment
for established hypertension. These measures have also gained support
as likely to aid in the prevention of high blood pressure,
particularly for those at high risk.
The software is based on the report of the Joint National Committee
on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure.
- Database: 10,000 items plus user's own food database
- Analyses: RDA, calories, protein, carbohydrate, total
fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, potassium and calcium.
- Features: cholesterol profiler, weight control planner,
body mass index, caloric need and caloric expenditure calculators,
caloric and nutrient distribution analyzer, search and sort capabilities.
- Price: $49