10 ways to prevent or manage hypertension.

1. Decrease your salt intake. No added salt at the table.
2. Work to decrease your weight or maintain adequate weight at all times
3. Exercise regularly at least 30 minutes three times a week
4. Get into the habit of incorporating physical activity into
your work schedules to get yourself fit. Walk more and sit less! Use the stairs instead of the lift. Walk across to your colleague in a nearby office instead of calling on phone.
5. Please ensure you take your medications if you have been told you have high blood pressure
6. Have regular appointment with your doctor to keep your blood pressure below 140/90mmHg at all times.
7. Be careful about medications that promise to let your high blood pressure disappear overnight. There is no such thing!
8. Ensure you have your kidneys checked regularly if you are told you have high blood pressure. Hypertension can cause kidney disease or your hypertension could be a sign of kidney disease.
9. Ensure your doctor puts you on medications that prevent worsening of kidney functions if you are hypertensive.
10. Plan a visit with the dietitian to plan a healthy dietary lifestyle, avoid excessive alcohol intake and smoking.
Your kidney health is your responsibilty. #kidneyKonsult

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