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what can I do about my high blood pressure

By Anonymous July 17, 2011 - 11:49am
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Hi Anon,

Sorry to hear about your blood pressure-- were you recently diagnosed?

Here are some Lifestyle Changes you can make to improve your BP:

Maintain a healthy weight .
Begin a safe exercise program with the advice of your doctor.
If you smoke, quit .
Eat a healthful diet , one that is low-fat, low-salt, and rich in fiber , fruits, and vegetables. Your doctor may recommend the DASH diet , which is designed to reduce blood pressure.
Drink alcohol in moderation (no more than two drinks per day for men, one drink per day for women).
Manage stress .
These include:

Beta blockers
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors)
Calcium channel blockers
Angiotensin receptor blockers
Aldosterone blockers
Alpha blockers
Alpha-beta blockers
Nervous system inhibitors
Note: Untreated high blood pressure can lead to:

Heart disease
Heart attack
Kidney damage
If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, follow your doctor's instructions .

For more information, please visit: http://www.empowher.com/condition/high-blood-pressure/treatments

If you have any other questions please let us know,


July 17, 2011 - 1:19pm
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