Do you have high blood pressure? If so, that’s ok! You’re not alone. According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure and they may not even know they have it. Hypertension is one of the health concerns patients come to StarMed so we are more than equipped to help you manage it. Here are four tips (that don’t include medication) you can start utilizing today to help lower your blood pressure!
Reduce Salt Intake– The recommended dietary guidelines suggest that individuals consume no more 2300mg of sodium per day.
Exercise– Regular exercise for 30 minutes a day can strengthen your heart and help it to more efficiently pump blood throughout your body.
Eat Potassium Rich Foods– Potassium is a heart-healthy mineral. It causes the kidneys to excrete more sodium through urination which helps lower blood pressure.
Quit Smoking– Smoking is one of the highest risk factors for high blood pressure. It may not be easy but there are lots of support groups and medications to break the habit.