Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Silent Killer

Hypertension or high blood pressure is often referred to the silent killer since there are no real symptoms. It affects 1 in 4 people and unless treated, can lead to a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and even death.

Anyone who needs to control their blood pressure may be given medication, but they should also develop healthy habits. They should also find alternatives to sodium.

A good healthy nutrition plan to control hypertension is the DASH Diet.

More on high blood pressure can be found here.