Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Have You Tried the DASH Diet?
    avatar
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
    The DASH Diet can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which is good for your heart. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (high blood pressure) but you don't need to have high blood pressure to get the benefits of this healthier way of eating.

    Click the link here to learn more: Slideshow: DASH Diet for Heart Health.

    Let us know if you're on the DASH diet and how you feel! Did it have a positive impact on your cholesterol numbers?

    Haylen
    Reply
     
    avatar
    sahasrangshu responded:
    Hi,

    DASH diet is definitely the right diet to help control hypertension as well as this diet may subserve a purpose to prevent typertension and people with high cholesterol..Ideally it should be ascribed the term Meditarranean diet where we consume a lot of fish and fruits and green leafy vegetables and cut down the rate of consumption af saturated fats and salt.It definitely had an impact on my cholesterol numbers and indirectly control my chances of getting obese,hypertensive and diabetic.


    Featuring Experts

    There are no Expert stories for this community right now

    Helpful Tips

    Statin use is generally safe, and NOT associated with cancer and myopathy
    This network meta-analysis study provides evidence on the comparative tolerability and harms of individual statins. Overall, statins as a ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 2 found this helpful

    Helpful Resources

    Be the first to post a Resource!

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.