A 46-year-old member asked:
How can you prevent high blood pressure in the future?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Umesh Patelanswered
Preventive Medicine 44 years experience
Blood Pressure: Stop: Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and excessive stimulants such as caffeine, getting enough sleep, treating sleep apnea if present all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart or kidney failure, etc.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
How can you prevent high blood pressure?
3 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pam Yoderanswered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Get Family History!: Holiday family gatherings are excellent times to ask family members about their health histories. Learning about what symptoms, conditions, treatments they had can be helpful. It is also important to find out how their siblings prevented getting a condition like hypertension. Did they eat right stay slim, exercise, avoid tobacco, manage stress? Those are things people can do to try to prevent it.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
How to prevent high blood pressure in the future? I am 40.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seth Zeidmananswered
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Program: Need an organized program of weight loss, exercise, diet, and care by your doctor. Despite all your best efforts you may still need a medication to keep your blood pressure normal.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Ways to prevent high blood pressure?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kneeceanswered
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Sometimes no: There is some genetic component but the majority of Blood pressure peoblems in the United States is Lifestyle-we are gaining too much weight and using to much salt.It is shown that getting 30 minutes of exercise a day,DASH diet,getting at least 7 hours of sleep and maintaining a normal weight all helps.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Could i prevent genetic high blood pressure?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Burleyanswered
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Probably not: Genetic abnormalities are inherited by definition so if you have inherited such a disorder you may not be able to prevent it. You may however be able to modify the expression of such a disorder by early detection, evaluation and appropriate treatment. This should bed discussed with your personal caregiver.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
How can high blood pressure be prevented in a person?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Malinchakanswered
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Hypertension prevent: Some of it can be prevented and some of it can't (ie, due to genetic factors). Prevention aspects include keeping normal weight, regular aerobic exercise (3-4 days a week of walking, swimming, bike riding, aerobics, treadmill, etc), low salt diet in some populations, higher vegetable consumption.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 13, 2014
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