Lifestyle modification: initial step to manage mild or borderline hypertensionCreated by:
Some of my female patients complained of headache and feeling of discomfort when they had blood pressure of 140/90. Since most of Filipino women have normal blood pressure of 90/70, when they reach the level of 140/90, they really start complaining of a lot of things, ranging from dizziness to numbness of the nape and to bitemporal headache. How do I approach these patients? To some with a history of being very much stressed at work, I usually advised them to tone down their schedule and to relax a bit. To others with high intake of salty and fatty foods, I teach them how to modify their diet. With adequate rest and low salt/fat diet, their blood pressure goes down to normal level.