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Chandigarh Sees Rise in Hypertension, Warns Leading Dietician Priyanka

Chandigarh, [India], May 23, 2024: Dietician Priyanka, founder of Indyte, a Chandigarh-based healthcare startup focused on personalised nutrition, has expressed concern over the rising number of hypertension cases in the city. High blood pressure, often with no noticeable symptoms, can lead to significant health problems if left unchecked, including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and even vision loss. Dietitian Priyanka emphasised the importance of awareness and lifestyle changes in managing hypertension.

She began her career as an intern at AIIMS, Delhi, and gained experience at renowned hospitals such as Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Apollo Indraprastha between 2012 and 2015. In 2016, Priyanka relocated to Chandigarh, where she served as a Clinical Dietitian for a year and a half. In 2018, she established her clinic, Priyanka’s Diet Clinic. Priyanka has an M.Sc and M.phill in Nutrition and Dietetics. Indyte, recognised by DPIIT as a healthcare startup, was founded in May 2023.

“Stress, unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, and family history are all contributing factors,” she said. “Data from the National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5) shows a significant rise in hypertension and obesity in Chandigarh compared to previous years.” Dietitian Priyanka warned that these conditions are often interrelated, creating a complex web of health challenges. She noted that Chandigarh has a higher prevalence of hypertension and diabetes compared to the national average.

Dietary Choices and Sedentary Lifestyle Blamed

Dietitian Priyanka pointed out that despite increased awareness, the number of people with hypertension is expected to rise. The convenience of processed foods and a more sedentary lifestyle are major contributors.

Indyte Offers Personalised Solutions

Indyte recognises that a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition needs to be revised. Their team of qualified dietitians works closely with each client to create a personalised diet plan that addresses their unique needs and health conditions. This may involve incorporating heart-healthy foods rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while limiting processed foods, unhealthy fats, and added sugars. Indyte’s dietitians also consider a client’s medical history, dietary restrictions, and lifestyle habits to ensure the plan is sustainable and effective in managing hypertension. They believe that long-term success hinges on creating realistic goals and developing healthy eating habits that can be maintained over time.

Here’s what sets Indyte apart:

  • Customised Plans: Indyte tailors each plan, considering the preferences, medical conditions, and lifestyle of the individual
  • Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals: Indyte works with doctors and other healthcare contributors to ensure a coordinated approach to managing hypertension.
  • Focus on Sustainability: Its plans promote long-term health by encouraging sustainable dietary changes that clients can maintain for life.
  • Emphasis on Whole Foods: Indyte promotes clean eating habits that prioritise whole, unprocessed foods that nourish the body.
  • Ongoing Support: Indyte’s team provides ongoing support and guidance, adjusting plans to ensure clients stay on track.

Indyte specialises in creating personalised diet plans to address various health concerns. Its mission is to empower individuals to take charge of their health through sustainable nutrition practices.

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