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-
- 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.