Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOis) inhibit the enzyme monoamine oxidase, which normally breaks down neurotransmitters including serotonin and norepinephrine. Dietrary restrictions: avoid foods/products that contain _________? 3 examples are ______,______,and _____?
Examples: avocados, fermented bean curd, fermented soybean; soybean paste, figs, bananas in large amounts, fermented meats/smoked, liver (unless very fresh), fermented sausages: bologna, pepperoni, salami, dried or cured fish: fermented smoked or otherwise aged or spoiled. Practicallly all cheeses. Yeast extract. Some imported beers, chianti wines. IF THYRAMINE LEVELS INCREASE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HYPERTENSIVE CRISIS, AND EVENTUALLY CVA CAN OCCUR.