Potassium and Hypertension
This continuing education course reviews the impact of potassium on individuals with hypertension and its interaction with sodium and the whole food matrix, and concludes with practical advice to help better improve blood pressure.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Explain potassium’s role in lowering blood pressure.
- Evaluate the differences between potassium supplementation compared with potassium consumed via the whole food matrix.
- Describe the importance of the sodium-to-potassium ratio on blood pressure management.
Michelle Routhenstein, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, is owner and president of Entirely Nourished LLC, a nutrition counseling and consulting private practice. She’s a preventive cardiology dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist, and is certified in weight management. Routhenstein developed and implemented a risk assessment tool and telehealth lifestyle medicine program to identify and reduce an individual’s risk of CVD through lifestyle modification.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR