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High Blood Pressure: What Is High Blood Pressure?

  By Trina Remedios  posted Jul 26th 2012 at 8:00AM IN | Avg Rating
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How to Prevent High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

Hypertension is a controllable disease. You can avert and prevent HBP and hypertension if you incorporate a healthy diet along with exercise and medication.

Population-wide decrease in Blood Pressure can prevent 1,51,000 stroke and 1,53,000 coronary heart disease deaths in India each year.  

95% of patients with high blood pressure have ‘Primary Hypertension’ that is - hypertension without any obvious medical cause. Many contributing factors may be present in these patients like obesity, alcohol or tobacco intake, high salt intake, low potassium or calcium intake, psychosocial stress, sedentary lifestyle, socioeconomic status or genetic factors.

 

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