Non – pharmacological therapy

Patient education about adherence to life style changes and need for regular monitoring and therapy.
Weight reduction.
Physical activity – 30-45 mins. Of brisk walking at least

3 - 4 times a week.

Limited alcohol consumption.
Salt intake – Avoid added salt, processed foods and salt, processed foods and salt containing foods e.g. papa ds, chips, chutney and preparations containing baking power.
Tobacco – Total abstinence.
Yoga and meditation, biofeed back.
Diet – Fruits, Vegetables. Intake of saturated fats to be reduced. Thus the diet should be low calorie, low fat and low sodium with normal protein intake.

Posted by Dr. Ramesh Maheshwari, Wnho Clinic, 2014 sadashiv peth, Tilak road, Pune. Free to call for further information.