High Blood Pressure? Here are some tips to help

High blood pressure is a very common health issue. In the United States, one in three adults have high blood pressure. It often has no symptoms and is a big risk to stroke and heart disease, both leading causes of death in the U.S.

Healthline.com provides 17 tips to help lower your blood pressure.

Read the Healthline.com article here

The tips are:

  1. Increase activity and exercise more
  2.  Lose weight if you’re overweight
  3. Cut back on sugar and refined carbohydrates
  4. Eat more potassium and less sodium
  5. Eat less processed food
  6. Stop smoking
  7. Reduce excess stress
  8. Try meditation or yoga
  9. Eat some dark chocolate
  10. Try medicinal herbs
  11. Make sure to get good, restful sleep
  12. Eat garlic or take garlic extract supplements
  13. Eat healthy high-protein foods
  14. Take BP-lowering supplements
  15. Drink less alcohol
  16. Consider cutting back on caffeine
  17. Take prescription medication

Many of these tips require some pretty simple tweaks to our lifestyles, and can help us in other ways as well as our health. For example exercise will also improve your mood and lower stress.

Ms. Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC
Edited by Dr. Justin Groode