Nutritional Management

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The goal of medical nutrition therapy in hypertension is to reduce the mortality and morbidity from, hypertension-associated complications like stroke, other heart and renal diseases etc. The major risk factors for hypertension are-

  • Obesity
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyle
  • Mental stress

Dietary management coupled with proper lifestyle modification is highly effective in treatment of hypertension as it can take care of some of the risk factors mentioned above.