Hypertension is a silent killer. It is the most prevalent non-communicable disease in India. Prevention is possible and treatment can lead to direct reduction in the incidence of complications including stroke, coronary heart disease, and heart and kidney failure. Studies have demonstrated that multiple lifestyle changes lower blood pressure thereby controlling hypertension but the established evidences in India are inadequate. While antihypertensive agents have been used for those patients with blood pressure above the traditional cut-off, there has been increasing emphasis on the prevention and treatment of hypertension by non-pharmacological means, termed ‘lifestyle modifications’. The various advantages are
reinforcement of pharmacological treatment ,makes over economic constraints and reduces the risk of hypertension in pre hypertensive’s. These includeweight reduction, decreased salt intake,exercise and yoga,high potssium diet, decreased stress, reduced alcohol consumption, fibres intake, calcium intake and carbohydrate diet moderation.
: Swati Bhayana