Managing Hypertension in Athletes


This fact sheet discusses nutrition for athletes with hypertension.

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Free for SCAN members, this is an Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.

Athlete scenario: I am a runner with hypertension training for my first marathon. I know I need to replace electrolytes (specifically sodium) during training and racing, but I'm confused as to what that means for me. Should I consume sports drinks or skip them? What else can I do?

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Published 2019

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