Seven Ways to Treat or Prevent High Blood Pressure

Written by Amedisys

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, puts stress on the heart, lungs, brain, kidneys and blood vessels. Over time, this condition can damage these organs and tissues and can lead to heart disease, heart attack, stroke or even kidney failure.

Follow these steps to treat or prevent it:

  1. Maintain a healthy weight
  2. Begin a safe exercise program
  3. Don’t smoke
  4. Eat a healthful diet
  5. Drink alcohol in moderation
  6. Manage your stress
  7. Take medications on your doctor’s advice

Download the Guide to Managing Blood Pressure