How to Manage Hypertension?
Understanding What BLOOD PRESSURE Numbers Mean1
HYPERTENSION MANAGEMENT STARTS WITH YOU2
- Monitor your blood pressure. High blood pressure often occurs with no symptoms, so only blood pressure readings will tell you if your blood pressure is on the rise.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight increases your risk for high blood pressure.
- Exercise regularly. The Surgeon General recommends 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week.
- Limit alcohol intake. Do not exceed 2 drinks a day for men, one drink a day for women.
- Reduce your salt intake. Focus on eating fresh foods, as too much sodium can cause your body to retain fluid, which increases blood pressure.
- Quit smoking. Smoking drives a spike in blood pressure and chemicals in tobacco can cause problems for the lining of arteries.
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