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Reduce High Blood Pressure With This Doctor’s Rx

D Tejaswi

5 min read

High blood pressure is a ticking bomb. To reduce blood pressure, watch out for its symptoms, improve your diet, cut back on salt and practice self-care in the form of exercise and meditation. Of course, don’t skip your medication.

According to Indian Heart Journal, there is a high prevalence of hypertension, with almost one in every three Indian adults affected. “One of the chief reasons for the severity of the problem, one, is the lack of awareness and two, is the Indian diet,” says Dr Tarun Sahni, internal medicine physician, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to discomfort such as dizziness or nausea, but if left untreated has a potential to cause severe problems such as brain stroke or heart attack. There are further complications with hypertension including coronary heart disease (CHD), renal failure, peripheral arterial disease and even death (stroke-related).

“If you know that you have a high BP and are experiencing any warning symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, numbness, loss of vision, difficulty speaking, severe headache, you should immediately visit a doctor,” says Dr Sahni.

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