Non - pharmacologic Intervention
Non-pharmacological interventions mainly focus on weight reduction, discontinuation of tobacco, restriction of caffeine, salt restriction, moderation of alcohol consumption, reduction of cholesterol intake and exercise which helps to reduce the elevated blood pressure and improve the efficacy of pharmacological agents. For further treatment of hypertension in future Non-pharmacologic therapy is stressed on. This therapy can be tried upon if the person is not prone to previous myocardial infarction or stroke, kidney disease, Diabetes mellitus, left ventricular hypertrophy and other CVD risks. Excess intake of salt, sodium, reduced intake of potassium, reduced intake of calcium, lower intake of magnesium, excess intake of fats are the main causes of hypertension as per the study. There is no surgical cure for hypertension but there can only be dietary control and medications. The psychological factors that increase blood pressure are, increase verbal confrontation, job stress, lying and decrease slow talk, pets, laughing, visual, scent therapy, biofeedback, and relaxation therapy.
- Track 1-1 Clinical Recommendation for Managing HTN
- Track 2-2 Nutritional Restriction
- Track 3-3 Recommended Life-style Modification
- Track 4-4 Non - pharmacological Therapy
- Track 5-5 Other Life-style Intervention