Hypertension: 13 Effective Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure
High blood pressure or hypertension affects nearly 1 in every 4 people over the age of 25 worldwide while contributing to more than 7.1 million deaths per year. Hypertension is closely associated with increasing age, stress, obesity, smoking, alcohol, a sedentary lifestyle and a genetic predisposition. Fortunately, hypertension is condition which can be tackled.
Apart from reduction in sodium consumption in the form of direct and indirect salt (that comes loaded in canned and processed foods) and quitting alcohol and smoking, exercise can be life- transforming for hypertensive people who are otherwise at a grave risk for brain strokes and heart disease. So today Dr. Vidya Giri Shankar, (MBBS, Mumbai), Consulting General Practioner and Family Physician reveals top 12 easy ways to bring down blood pressure.
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