blood pressure control
High blood pressure (Hypertension) leads to major risks such as stroke, coronary heart disease, onset and progression of chronic heart failure and chronic kidney failure.
Lifestyle modification for all patients with hypertension, regardless of drug therapy, not only lowers the blood pressure but also offers a range of health benefits.
5 STEPS TO MAINTAIN NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE
WATCH YOUR WEIGHT
LIMIT ALCOHOL INTAKE
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