Managing Hypertension Beyond Medication
High blood pressure (hypertension) is the largest preventable and treatable risk factor for chronic disease in the world. More than 85 million people (1 in 3 adults) in the United States and more than 1 billion (40% of adults) in the world have hypertension. It is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, heart failure and kidney failure. However, because it rarely produces symptoms, many people don’t know they have it, while many who have it do not control it adequately.
Lifestyle is an important contributor to hypertension and equally important in managing it. In addition, medications are also effective for preventing and treating hypertension when they are properly integrated.
Topics: Behavior & Lifestyle | Blood Pressure | Exercise | Hypertension | Nutrition | Stress