Life style guidelines in the management of hypertension.

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Osama M Osman
Yassir El-Wazir


It has been increasingly evident that modulating the life style can have a great impact in the successful
management of hypertension to the extent that in some cases no need for the intake of drugs. This paper
reviews some of the factors that have been proven by experimental and epidemiological studies to have a
favourable effect on the management of hypertension. The items reviewed include weight reduction, regular
physical exercise, low sodium intake, increase intake of potassium, calcium, olive oil, fish oil and vitamin C.

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