High blood pressure (HBP) is a serious condition that can lead to heart disease, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems. High blood pressure may tend to rise with age, weight and may also be genetic.
Knowing your blood pressure numbers is important; your blood pressure should be monitored regularly even when you’re feeling fine. If your blood pressure is normal, you can work with your health care team to keep it that way. If your blood pressure is too high, lifestyle changes including dietary treatment, weight management and exercise will be of key focus in the management of your condition.
Some people can control their blood pressure with lifestyle changes alone, but many people can’t. Keep in mind that the main goal is blood pressure control. If your doctor prescribes medicines as a part of your treatment plan, keep up your healthy lifestyle habits. They will help you to control your blood pressure much more effectively.
We can formulate a dietary management plan to help you manage your high blood pressure and achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Our eating plan focuses on foods that are heart healthy, low in cholesterol, saturated fat and sodium (salt), and are high in fibre and rich whole grains, fruits and vegetables.