If your blood
pressure is elevated, speak with your physician about how to reduce your blood
pressure. It may be possible to reduce your blood pressure by limiting the sodium (salt) in your diet, losing weight if
overweight, taking medication, limiting your alcohol intake and/or increasing
your physical activity.
Although reducing your blood pressure by
lifestyle modification is preferred, it may be best to utilize medication initially to reduce the risk for arterial
damage and stroke. Eventually exercise
and diet may permit you to discontinue the medication.
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