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6 Things That May Help To Control High Blood Pressure Without Medications

There are some people that may be having high blood pressure, and they may be thinking of taking drugs to reduce the pressure. It is ok to take medications, but there are other things that may help you control your high blood pressure, without taking medications. The kind of life you live, plays an important role in helping you control your high blood pressure, and also may help you reduce the intake of drugs.

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This article will look at 6 things that you may do to reduce your high blood pressure, without medications. They include the following:

1. Exercise frequently

Exercising for at least 150 minutes every week, may help you reduce your blood pressure. It is important that you should be consistent because, stopping the exercise may bring back the high blood pressure. If you have an increased blood pressure, exercising may help you not to have hypertension. It is important that you talk to your doctor, about starting an exercise plan.

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2. Eat healthy food

Make sure that your food contains whole grains, fruits and vegetables. If you have high blood pressure, you should avoid food that contains cholesterol and saturated fat. Eat food that contains potassium because, they can reduce the effect of sodium on blood pressure.

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3. Reduce the intake of sodium

According to a research, taking too much sodium can increase your blood pressure. It is important to reduce your intake of sodium, if you have high blood pressure. It is important that you shouldn't eat too much processed foods, and you should reduce your intake of salt.

4. Stop smoking

Smoking cigarette can increase your blood pressure and it is advisable that you should stop it, if you have high blood pressure. You should quit smoking so that your heart will be healthy.

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5. Reduce the way you stress yourself

Stressing yourself can increase your blood pressure, especially if you eat unhealthy food, drink alcohol or smoke when you are stressed. It is important that you find what causes you to stress, and find better ways to deal with it.

6. Monitor your blood pressure at home and visit your doctor regularly

Monitoring your blood pressure at home can help you know when it fluctuates, and when it is balanced. Visiting your doctor regularly, can also play an important role in managing your blood pressure.

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Source: Mayoclinic

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