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Geriatric Hypertension and its Dietary Recommendation

Author Affiliations

  • 1 K.G. Medical University, Lucknow, UP, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Medicine, K.G. Medical University, Lucknow, UP, INDIA
  • 3 BBAU - A Central University, Lucknow, UP INDIA
  • 4 Home Science, Lucknow University, Lucknow, UP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 13-17, August,28 (2014)

Abstract

In the elderly, isolated systolic hypertension is commonly noted. It is defined as systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg and diastolic BP less than 90 mm Hg. Its prevalence 30 percent more than women and 20 percent more in man over the age of 65 years. The overall prevalence rate of hypertension in Indian subcontinent is 6.5. The prevalence of elderly hypertension is increasing worldwide, it is perhaps due to both (a) increasing longevity, and (b) increasing obesity from more traditional dietary intake among and less physical activity among geriatrics. It was estimated that elderly have a 90% life time risk for developing hypertension and approx. five crores of Indian population suffering with hypertension. The impact of ageing and the accompanying increased prevalence of hypertension on both stroke and ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) mortality has been clearly portrayed in a meta-analysis of data from over an million adults in 61 prospective studies by the prospective studies collaboration. The importance of diet for prevention and control hypertension was first incorporated in JNC-7 and it was linchpin of the life style.In this paper researchers attempt to put forward a review of different dietary recommendation for prevention and control of geriatrics hypertension that to be beneficial for patients of elderly hypertension prevention and control for nutritionist and practitioners.

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