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How do I get high blood pressure down?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine
3 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
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: High blood pressure

See fp to make sure it's really elevated.
Discuss whether you're under much stress at work/home. Use a lot of salt or eat highly salted/processed foods? Overweight/obese? Eat healthful foods; limit salt intake (use other spices for flavor); exercise (walking/pool exercises); consider yoga/tai chi for exercise, breathing control, meditation. If BP is consistently elevated, doc will rx med to lower.

In brief: High blood pressure

See fp to make sure it's really elevated.
Discuss whether you're under much stress at work/home. Use a lot of salt or eat highly salted/processed foods? Overweight/obese? Eat healthful foods; limit salt intake (use other spices for flavor); exercise (walking/pool exercises); consider yoga/tai chi for exercise, breathing control, meditation. If BP is consistently elevated, doc will rx med to lower.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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