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Lifestyle Modifications in Hypertensive Patients

Written by
Dr. Rahul Rathee
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Nov 18, 2014 and last reviewed on Oct 10, 2019   -  2 min read

Abstract

You can reduce the ill effects of hypertension like heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease by making changes to your lifestyle. Read the article to know more.

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Lifestyle Modifications in Hypertensive Patients

Hypertension is defined as any of the following:

There is no substitute to drugs/medications to keep blood pressure levels under control in a hypertensive patient and to prevent dangerous complications of untreated hypertension, but with slight modificatiins in your lifestyle you can control and lower down the raised levels of your blood pressure which will in turn do wonders to your health.

Lifestyle Modifications

1. Weight Reduction:

2. Reduce Salt Intake:

3. Diet:

4. Alcohol:

5. Tobacco/Nicotine:

6. Increase Daily Intake of Potassium and Magnesium.

7. Reduce the Intake of Caffeine.

8. Ensure at least 8 hours of sound sleep daily.

The conclusion is that, do these simple changes in your lifestyle and give a boost to your cardiovascular and overall health.

All the very best for a healthy and enjoyable life!!!

Also read this article to know the simple ways to control hypertension naturally --> https://www.icliniq.com/health-articles/health-topics/heart-circulatory-health/simple-ways-to-control-hypertension-naturally

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