Non-pharmacological treatment of hypertension:

Hypertension, popularly known as high blood pressure is spreading like an endemic in our country.

Let us see what are the non-pharmacological measures that may be used to treat hypertension.

    -   Reassurance.

-         Weight reduction in obese patients.

-         Better adjustment at work and in family life.

-         Restriction of salt consumption to 4 grams daily.

-         Restriction of fat consumption.

-         Increase in dietary potassium (fruits and vegetables) and calcium consumption.

-         Cessation of smoking.

-         Reduction in alcohol and caffeine consumption.

-         Physical exercise such as brisk walking and mental relaxation.


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