Many Malaysian adults, particularly with a family history of hypertension coupled with job stress have been diagnosed with hypertension. Having high blood pressure increases the risk of heart and blood vessel disease or what is called cardiovascular risk. Hypertension is also one of the major causes of chronic kidney disease.
If diagnosed with hypertension, managing your blood pressure by maintaining a healthy body weight and making good food and lifestyle choices in addition to medication, is critical to preventing the complications of hypertension. The major lifestyle change that a hypertensive should make is to restrict salt in the diet.
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