Medical Nutrition Therapy for Hypertension and its Practical Application

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    60 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

It is important to incorporate diet changes in addition to physical activity to treat hypertension. A diet plan that lowers blood pressure can reduce the chances of having a heart attack or stroke. read more »»

DASH (Dietary approaches to stop hypertension) is one such diet. It cuts the sodium that we get from food and drink. Eating the right type of fat and avoiding unhealthy ones can also be useful. Since the DASH diet limits high-fat food and refined carbohydrates, it can help in weight loss. Foods such as grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, etc are components of the DASH diet. Monitoring the calorie content of the food taken also helps in keeping track of nutrient intake in a hypertensive patient. Family and individual education play an important role in managing hypertension. Learn all this in much greater detail in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who Should Attend?

  • Nutritionists
  • Dieticians
  • General Practitioners
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Undergraduate Medical Students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate Students in Medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life Science Graduates
  • Ayush Students
  • Students Interested in Biological Sciences
  • Athletes

Key concepts covered include:

“An overview of:

  • Detail study of hypertension
  • DASH diet
  • Sodium intake in detail”


Dr. Priyanka Rohatgi

M.Sc. ADND, Ph.D. (Nutrition)


Working as Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Heading department of Nutrition at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore. Has experience of 8 years in Clinical Nutrition, Research, and teaching. Area of special interest Nutritional management and prevention of Degenerative Diseases.With 30 National and International publications in the Scientific Journals related to Nutrition. Has 7 gold medals to her credit. Awarded with an International award from the UK, Emerald group for the best scientific work for the year 2007.

For: intermediates

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