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Category Blog Posts For: Hypertension




Can you do the DASH?

May 17th is World Hypertension Day.  The theme of this year’s day is: “know your numbers: target your blood pressure”.  This is great advice for people who have or are at risk for CKD.  For more information check out www.worldhypertensionleague.org.  According to this group high blood pressure or hypertension is the single leading risk factor for preventable stroke, heart and kidney disease.  And what you eat can play a huge role in blood pressure. I’ve blogged …

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Four Key Messages for World Hypertension Day

May 17th is World Hypertension Day and the theme for 2010 is Healthy Weight, Healthy Blood Pressure.  Hypertension is a major cause and complication of kidney disease. Most people think of cutting down on their salt intake when they have high blood pressure but achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight is also a critical part of preventing and controlling hypertension. There are 4 key messages this year for World Hypertension Day and they are: Check your …

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