High Blood Pressure
Table of Contents
- What is high blood pressure?
- What causes high blood pressure?
- How is blood pressure measured?
- What do blood pressure readings mean (Blood Pressure Readings Chart)?
- What are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure?
- How is high blood pressure diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for high blood pressure?
- What are the potential risks and complications of untreated high blood pressure?
- What dietary strategies can help lower high blood pressure?
- How does exercise help lower high blood pressure?
- Is complementary and alternative medicine effective for treating high blood pressure?
What dietary strategies can help lower high blood pressure?
Dietary changes are often the first line of treatment recommended by your doctor. You may be advised to:
- Limit caffeine intake
- Reduce salt intake
- Limit fatty foods
- Avoid alcohol
- Manage cholesterol
- Add potassium-rich foods to your diet (unless you are being treated for kidney failure, as potassium rich foods may be harmful to you)
Doctors often recommend the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet created by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which focuses on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, and lean meats.
- Altace Capsules
- Benicar HCT
- Cardene IV
- Diovan HCT
- Exforge HCT
- InnoPran XL
- Tekturna HCT
- Toprol XL
- Verelan PM
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