Hypertension is a common condition in which blood pressure in the artery wall is high enough to cause cardiovascular disease. Increased pressure (hypertension) may exist for years without any obvious symptoms. But, even without symptoms it may cause wear in the vessels and the heart. Uncontrolled hypertension can increase the risk of disease, like for example myocardial infarction and stroke.
Suitable nutrition as well as certain changes in one’s way of life helps prevent and cure hypertension even when you are taking medication about it. The service aims at helping individuals suffering from hypertension to follow the international standard D.A.S.H. (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) which involves dealing with it in terms of nutrition while achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. The ultimate goal is the prevention or the treatment of hypertension in collaboration with the attending doctor.
The service is intended for people that:
- Have been diagnosed with increased pressure (hypertension) either they receive medication or not.