Avapro and Weight Gain
If you are noticing gradual weight gain while taking Avapro, there are some things that you can do. Some suggestions include:
- Eat a heart-healthy diet. This diet should include:
o Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk productso Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nutso Limited amounts of saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars.
- Get regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.
- Limit your intake of alcohol.
Also, if you are noticing weight gain while taking Avapro, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she can give you other suggestions for dealing with any weight gain. If the weight gain continues, he or she may also recommend other lifestyle choices or possibly switching to another medication for diabetic nephropathy or blood pressure.
(Click BMI Calculator to see if your weight is within a healthy range.)