Health Tip: Lower Your Blood Pressure04/22/13
(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure increases a person's
risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and congestive heart
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this
advice for people whose pressure is too high:
- Cut back on salt in your diet, and increase consumption of
fruits and vegetables.
- Get plenty of regular exercise.
- Lose weight if you're overweight or obese.
- Don't smoke, and limit alcohol intake.
- Take any prescribed blood pressure medication as directed. Talk
to your doctor if you have side effects from any medication.
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