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Can I prevent high blood pressure by adopting a healthy diet?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes.

Some high blood pressure is inevitable; as we get older, arteries naturally stiffen some and this can increase BP and even a good diet can't always help.
But a healthy diet can certainly delay high blood pressure in those who are suceptible and outright prevent it in many more. Those who are "salt sensitive" will especially benefit from a healthy diet, and weight loss make huge difference.

In brief: Sometimes.

Some high blood pressure is inevitable; as we get older, arteries naturally stiffen some and this can increase BP and even a good diet can't always help.
But a healthy diet can certainly delay high blood pressure in those who are suceptible and outright prevent it in many more. Those who are "salt sensitive" will especially benefit from a healthy diet, and weight loss make huge difference.
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Diet and exercise can help you.
If overweight, try to attain a normal weight. Some foods like bananas which are high in potassium, can help lower BP in people with high blood pressure.

In brief: Yes

Diet and exercise can help you.
If overweight, try to attain a normal weight. Some foods like bananas which are high in potassium, can help lower BP in people with high blood pressure.
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