Enalapril and Weight Gain

Enalapril and Weight Gain: Suggestions

If you are noticing a gradual weight gain while taking enalapril, there are some things that you can do. Some suggestions include:
  • Eating a heart-healthy diet. This diet should include:
    o Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
    o Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
    o Limiting foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars.
  • Engaging in regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.
  • Limiting your intake of alcohol.
Also, if you are noticing a weight gain with enalapril, 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 changes or possibly switching to another heart failure or blood pressure medicine.
(Click BMI Calculator to see if your weight is within a healthy range.)
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