High blood pressure (Hypertension)
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for CVD; it is also one of the most preventable causes of premature death in Australia.
A healthy adult has a blood pressure around 120/80mmHg and blood pressure consistently around 140/90mmHg is considered high.
High blood pressure occurs when the vessels in your body become too narrow or the amount of blood moving around is too high, both of these factors increase the workload on your heart and can damage the lining of your blood vessels.
Dietary changes that can influence your blood pressure positively include reducing salt and alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight and partaking in regular physical activity.
How We Can Help
A dietitian can help get your diet on the right track and set goals with the aim to decrease your blood pressure, risk of developing CVD and increase your overall health.