What are some do's and don'ts of high blood pressure?

Don't ignore it. Do check your blood pressure regularly. If you have high blood pressure you need to know if it is under control. If it has always been well controlled you can check it less often. However, if you are one who has trouble with control you should check it on a daily basis. You cannot know whether or not your blood pressure is well controlled if the only time it is checked is during an appointment.
Healthy lifestyle #1. Weight control and regular exercise can go a surprisingly long way to lowering blood pressure. Exercise often helps (30+min a day brisk walking or equivalent), even if no weight loss occurs. Many people are sensitive to restricting sodium (<2000mg/day). Alcohol drives up blood pressure if moderate to heavy intake. Agreed you need to monitor it, but if you are "type a" personality, don't go crazy!

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What to do when some who don't like eating meat got high blood pressure?

Interesting question. I'm not sure what the question is, but i can tell you that there is little, if any relationship between eating meat and high blood pressure, getting it or treating it. Risk factors for high BP are overweight, obese, diabetes, family history of high blood pressure, high salt diet, lack of exercise, etc. Treating high BP is done with eating healthy, lowering salt (if too high), exercise & meds ! Read more...
Vegetarian HBP . Meat does not cause HBP but too much salt in diet does in many. Estimate your daily sodium intake using Loseit! If more than 1,500 mg a day this may be cause. Read more...

What are some ways to manage high blood pressure?

Diet, wgt loss, exer. Diet, wgt loss, exerecise. Sodium restriction is important. There are numerous drug options available as well. Discuss with you doctor. Read more...

What are some of the symptoms of high blood pressure?

Funny. As far as symptoms go - if your lucky - its a headache - lucky b/c you might go to a doc and check your pressure - otherwise the "silent killer" is usually true to form and has no real symptoms -. Read more...
Usually none. Usually elevated blood pressure does not have any symptoms. In severe cases, it can cause headache, chest pain, or dizziness. Read more...

What are some foods that help with lowering high blood pressure?

Avoid carbs, salt. You may want to avoid any food with significant salt. Otherwise, any diet you follow resulting in significant weight loss will lower your blood pressure toward healthier levels. Its lees important what you eat and more important that you eat less of it. Avoid carbohydrates as much as possible. Eating regularly, one can never become carb deficient. Read more...