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Preventing Hypertension Through Lifestyle Changes: Expert Recommendations

At an awareness campaign marking World Hypertension Day at Government Stanley Hospital, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi, along with medical experts, emphasized the importance of lifestyle modifications to prevent hypertension. Key measures include regular physical activity, avoiding high-salt foods, and consuming a diet rich in legumes, fruits, and vegetables.

The campaign highlighted the severe health impacts of uncontrolled blood pressure, such as kidney damage and vision loss. Mr. Bedi also underscored the necessity of a stress-free environment and routine health check-ups to manage hypertension and prevent complications like chronic kidney disease and neurological issues.