Yoga Therapy For The Management Of Hypertension

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Reetu Singh , Dr. Sanjit Sardar


Hypertension is a major public health problem and is an important risk factor for stroke, coronary heart disease and renal failure. The blood pressure is not well controlled with drug therapy in large number of individuals, especially in the developing countries. There is a need for less expensive non-pharmacological alternative methods to control blood pressure. Yoga may be such cost-effective alternative. Several uncontrolled and randomized control trials have evaluated short-term and long-term effects of yoga/meditation-based techniques in prehypertension and mild hypertension. During the period of treatment, the symptom relief in the subjects is assessed periodically by a sphygmomanometer. Yoga is proved to be a best method to treat high blood pressure.

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