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Living with hypertension

Changing your lifestyle

Once you know you have hypertension, it’s important to follow a comprehensive programme of lifestyle changes. But what exactly does this involve?

Self-monitoring at home

There seems to be a definite trend toward self monitoring, as people are encouraged to actively participate in the management of their health.

Hypertension in the elderly

Elderly patients, if treated for their high blood pressure, have fewer heart attacks, strokes and congestive heart failure, than the same age group with untreated hypertension.

Alcohol and hypertension

"Having a few drinks helps me relax, and relaxing lowers my blood sugar, so alcohol should be good for my hypertension, right?” Unfortunately not.

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