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How to reduce blood pressure during menopause?

By Anonymous March 2, 2010 - 5:39pm
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I am in pre-menopause and by blood pressure starts to rise.
Like 135/85 most of time. Is there any nature way to control it?

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Hi Anon - Thanks for writing. The blood pressure level you listed is actually within the normal range. High blood pressure is defined as systolic pressure greater than 140 and/or diastolic pressure greater than 90. People with systolic blood pressures between 120 and 139, or diastolic pressures of 80 to 89, are considered "prehypertensive" and need medical monitoring and lifestyle changes.

To reduce your chance of developing high blood pressure:

* Eat a healthful diet, one that is low in saturated fat and rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
* Exercise regularly.
* Maintain a healthy weight.
* Don't smoke. If you smoke, quit.
* Drink alcohol in moderation - no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.

For more information on high blood pressure, please visit our reference page:

I hope this answers your question, please let us know. Thanks, Pat

March 3, 2010 - 5:17pm
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