What is hypertension?
Risk Factors and Complications
Prevention and Management
- Choose heart-healthy foods. Consider the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods.
- Decrease the salt in your diet. Aim to limit sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less. However, a lower sodium intake — 1,500 mg a day or less — is ideal for most adults.
- Lose weight. Losing even a little weight can reduce your blood pressure.
- Get active. Regular exercise lowers blood pressure and helps with stress and weight loss.
- Manage stress. When you're stressed, you may cope in unhealthy ways that can raise your blood pressure. Try managing stress in healthy ways, such as deep breathing and meditation.
- Avoid or limit alcohol. Alcohol can raise blood pressure.
- Quit smoking. Tobacco causes blood pressure to rise and plaque to build up quickly in your arteries.
Self-medication is never to be encouraged as it can be harmful. Choice of the right remedy in the right dosage should solely be left upon your homeopathic physician. Timely visit to your nearest homeopath can prevent unnecessary hospital visits and further health problems. For online consultation or any related queries consult our expert homeopathic doctors and book an appointment with us.
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