Health Tip: Control Your Blood Pressure

Uncontrolled high blood pressure is dangerous and could even lead to death. The American Heart Association offers 5 suggestions for controlling high blood pressure.

(HealthDay News) — Uncontrolled high blood pressure is dangerous and could even lead to death, the American Heart Association says.
The AHA offers these suggestions for controlling high blood pressure:

    • Know your numbers and identity your target blood pressure range.
    • Work with your doctor to develop a plan to lower your pressure.
    • Make lifestyle changes — such as maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, consuming less salt, getting regular exercise and limiting alcohol.
    • Keep track of your blood pressure at home.
    • Take any blood pressure medication your doctor prescribes.

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