Soldiers and Hypertension


now here’s your pentagon travel labeled as a silent killer hypertension
affects a significant number of soldiers according to the department defenses two
thousand eight survey of health-related behaviors the survey shows approximately
seventeen percent of soldiers have reported high blood pressure since they
entered the army era number of causes genetics plays a
role the most risk factors are controllable such as smoking poor diet
unhealthy weight for obesity lack of exercise an excessive alcohol use the journal of the american american
heart association says combat stress has also been linked to hypertension high sodium diet also contributes to
hypertension as well current dietary guidelines recommend
that adults consume no more than twenty three hundred milligrams of sodium per
day the average american gets about thirty four

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