People with hypertension are at a greater risk of other serious illnesses. “As blood pressure rises, so does the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease,” explains Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Diet and Hypertension: How Big Is the Problem?
Diet and Hypertension: Three Strategies to Focus On
Diet plays a major role in lowering blood pressure. “There are several dietary approaches,” says Appel. Each one targets a different contributor to high blood pressure: