Here are 5 ways to lower your high blood pressure without the help of medicine.
The National Heart Centre shares five useful tips on treating hypertension without the help of medicine.
Your high blood pressure should be assessed by your doctor at least once a year, though more frequent consultations may be recommended in some cases. Mildly-elevated blood pressure may normalise when you lose weight, exercise more and reduce your salt intake.
Here are six things you can do to reduce your high blood pressure without resorting to medication.
You can lower your blood pressure or high blood pressure by avoiding foods high in cholesterol and saturated fats such as:
Exercise at least five times a week to lower your high blood pressure. Brisk walking is one of the best and simplest forms of exercise.
It has been proven that maintaining a healthy body weight reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
Not only can smoking raise your blood pressure, but it’s also a risk factor for coronary artery disease and stroke.
A healthy blood pressure can be achieved through good stress management.
To manage stress:
In addition, relax whenever possible to ease the tension since stress may aggravate your blood pressure.
If these tips don't lower your high blood pressure, your doctor may put you on drug treatment, which has to be complemented by a healthy lifestyle. Treatment of hypertension for most people is lifelong.
Read more about the causes, dangers, and risk factors of high blood pressure (hypertension).
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This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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