Uncontrolled blood pressure can have an adverse effect on your health and in the worst cases can be fatal, so it’s important if you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure that you work to keep it under control.
We’ve outlined a few steps to lowering your blood pressure and keeping your health in check to ensure you live a happy and healthy life.
Understand your blood pressure numbers
If you have high blood pressure it’s important you understand what your target blood pressure is and how you can stay below this number to ensure optimum health.
Work with your medical professional
Your healthcare provider will be able to assist in your health plan and can step through the process of ways to lower your blood pressure and keep your health under control. It’s important you involve a health expert to ensure you have the latest information on blood pressure management and you’re being constantly monitored to ensure your health is on track.
Focus on a healthy lifestyle
Being diagnosed with high blood pressure can mean you need to seriously reassess your lifestyle. It’s important to focus on the following lifestyle changes when looking to lower your blood pressure – maintain a healthy weight, eat nutritious foods, reduce sodium, exercise three to four times a week and reduce your alcohol intake.
Regularly check your blood pressure
While it can be difficult to always remember, checking your blood pressure regularly is key to keeping your blood pressure under control and taking ownership of your treatment. If you do need to take medication, ensure you’re taking this as per your medical professional’s instructions and if you have any questions you should always consult your doctor.
Manage your stress levels
Being calm and reducing stress can help to lower your blood pressure and keep it under control. Whether you enjoy a stroll, enjoy a cup of tea, meditate or do some exercise, choosing an activity that works to reduce stress levels will help to lower your blood pressure and keep you calm.
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