Principles Of Antihypertensive Therapy

General measures may be sufficient to control mild cases as follows:

• Alcohol: stay within recommended limits (e.g. 14 units/week for women, 21 units/week for men)

• Diet: of proven value for the short-term reduction in blood pressure is reduction in fat content, and increase in fruit, vegetables and fibre.32 There is some additional benefit from reducing intake of salt: avoidance of highly salted foods, and omission of added salt from freshly prepared food.

• Relaxation therapy: worth considering for highly motivated borderline patients.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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