Hypertension (high blood pressure) significantly increases the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, and promotes heart and renal failure. In many cases hypertension is associated with the presence of other risk factors such as obesity and insulin resistance1
.Many patients require drug treatment to achieve satisfactory reduction in blood pressure.
A substantial body of evidence suggests that a variety of nutritional factors (sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium, and other factors such as fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants) are implicated in blood pressure regulation.
Lifestyle changes and dietary modification are useful adjuncts to antihypertensive drug therapy.
Given the close relationship between obesity and hypertension, weight loss is a fundamental part of blood pressure reduction in obese and overweight individuals.
Nutritional assessment will help us to identify the right dietary and exercise plan which matches your needs.
1 Hypertension, insulin resistance, and the metabolic syndrome.
Natali A - Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am - 01-JUN-2004; 33(2): 417-29