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>Journals >Revista Cubana de Información en Ciencias de la Salud (ACIMED) >Year 2009, Issue 3

Miguel SPE;Sarmiento TY
High blood pressure, a dangerous enemy
Revista Cubana de Información en Ciencias de la Salud (ACIMED) 2009; 20 (3)

Language: Español
References: 11
Page: 92-100
PDF: 89.60 Kb.

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Arterial hypertension constitutes a serious health problem that provokes damage to the body, mainly in the heart, the kidneys and the retina. It is one of the components of the metabolic syndrome and it is associated with obesity and sedentarism, Hypertension is prevented with modifications in the life style and some medicines. The changes in life style include healthy diets, the increasing of physical exercises, avoiding toxic habits as cigarettes smoking and the diminishing of body weight in overweight and obese patients.

Key words: High blood pressure, complications, stylelife.


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