High blood pressure, also called hypertension, often causes few or no symptoms. Left untreated, however, it can weaken your arteries and damage your heart.
If you have high blood pressure, you are not alone. Find out more about hypertension causes and treatment options here.
Healthy lifestyle choices, such as changing your diet and increasing your activity level, can help you control your blood pressure. In some cases, heart-healthy habits may help prevent the onset of hypertension. If your blood pressure is already high, changing some of your habits may be enough to manage the condition. Even if you need medication, the tips below can enhance the effectiveness of your medication and are good for your overall heart health.
Here are 6 things you can do to help lower blood pressure:
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