How Do I Reduce High Blood Pressure?

September 10, 2019

The way to reduce
high blood pressure is not just medication,
although medication is commonly used for high blood pressure. The treatment of
high blood pressure also depends on how high
the blood pressure is, the age of the patient, whether
they have diabetes or heart disease. These are factors
that a physician has to take into consideration
before making recommendations for treatment. The first line of
treatment would be a good diet, which
would be a low sodium diet. But not just low sodium,
I think most people think they should avoid salt
and their blood pressure will be fine. But they also should
eat a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables. You increase your potassium
intake through diet, and also magnesium, and that
helps lower the blood pressure too. The next part of treatment
is exercise, especially aerobic exercise. Losing weight of course
will help blood pressure. And then medication is often
used to lower blood pressure. Most people need medication. Some people– or I
should say many people need two, sometimes three
medications in order to lower the blood pressure.

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