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Diet and High Blood Pressure

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Blood Pressure Control - Doís and Doníts

Drugs, diet and a healthy exercise regime can control hypertension. If it is not controlled it can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, stroke and even blindness and dementia. Both obesity and a high salt intake contribute to the cause of hypertension.


Lifestyle changes not only help in reducing high blood pressure but they also help in improving overall cardiac health. Patients who make lifestyle changes may be able to avoid or delay their need for blood pressure medication.

Leading a healthy life style means taking regular exercise, eating a diet low in sodium and fat and high in fruits and vegetables, being the right weight for your height, (drinking sensibly and not smoking.

High Blood pressure can be controlled by following the below mentioned steps:

  • Maintain a healthy body weight. Lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Follow a moderate exercise daily regimen (at least 30 minutes daily).
  • Follow a healthy eating plan, which is low in sodium.
  • If you drink, drink in moderation.
  • If you are being prescribed medication, take it regularly.
  • Know your numbers (check your blood pressure regularly)
With a good regime of diet control and some lifestyle changes it is possible to control hypertension or at least reduce your medication and maintain a good quality of life.


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i have 140/90 BP. what should i do and not to do.
viveklala Thursday, June 13, 2013
let me know min bp 73 and high bp 117 for 43 age comes under which level BP
ganeshdubai Friday, December 7, 2012
so it means Ca tablets decreases blood pressure.
amna.t Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Thank you for this very simple way of giving information about your topic. A layman like me can easily understand it.I am on maintenance dose for high blood pressure; so, I am very much concerned. I am also on low salt and fat diet. I am now 65 but very hopeful I will be Ok. - Mrs. Niceras J. Geron of Tuguegarao City, Philippines
nice65 Thursday, July 14, 2011
DASH is fine enough. but will somebody please tell me, what is a serving... i mean in terms of spoons or cups...
Pria Mathur Monday, February 9, 2009

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