Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

4.4 How to Prevent to Complications

These are just some of the things that can happen if high blood pressure is not detected or not controlled. Fortunately, it can be prevented! Aren’t you happy to know that this doesn’t have to happen? I know I am! In the following lessons, I will discuss tips for preventing and controlling high blood pressure. Here is a preview of some of the tips:

  • Eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains, and low in sodium and fat.
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night
  • Manage stress
  • Avoid alcohol and quit smoking
  • Take medications as prescribed

It is important to know that preventing and managing high blood pressure require simple lifestyle changes. There is no quick fix. There is no cure. You must create healthy habits.

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