Heart Attacks in Women - Blood Pressure

If you've been diagnosed with hypertension, how have you lowered your blood pressure?

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How can I lower my blood pressure?

If you have hypertension or prehypertension, you may be able to lower your

blood pressure by:

  • losing weight if you are overweight orobese
  • getting at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity or 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous activity each week.
  • limiting alcohol to one drink per day
  • quitting smoking if you smoke
  • reducing stress
  • following the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Eating Plan, which includes cutting down on salt and sodium and eating healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products

If lifestyle changes do not lower your blood pressure, your doctor may prescribe medicine.

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