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What can you do to reduce high blood pressure?
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Lifestyle changes
Try lifestyle changes first: - don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product.
- lose weight if you're overweight. - exercise regularly. - eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. - limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. - try relaxation techniques or biofeedback.

In brief: Lifestyle changes
Try lifestyle changes first: - don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product.
- lose weight if you're overweight. - exercise regularly. - eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. - limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. - try relaxation techniques or biofeedback.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Dr. Michael Dansie
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: Lifestyle and meds
Depends on how high your BP is.
Start with: dash lifestyle, lose weight, walk 40 mins every day. Limit alcohol and dietary salt/sodium. If not controlled (<140/90) you likely need medicine. Which meds to start and how much depend on other factors like your past history and other illnesses, your age, and race.

In brief: Lifestyle and meds
Depends on how high your BP is.
Start with: dash lifestyle, lose weight, walk 40 mins every day. Limit alcohol and dietary salt/sodium. If not controlled (<140/90) you likely need medicine. Which meds to start and how much depend on other factors like your past history and other illnesses, your age, and race.
Dr. John Hammes
Dr. John Hammes
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