Maintaining a normal blood pressure range can help you prevent high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, brain and kidney damage, vision loss, erectile dysfunction and even death.
Lifestyle changes may help lower your blood pressure.1 Follow these tips to help you maintain a healthy blood pressure:
Manage your stress.
Get plenty of sleep.
In addition to lifestyle changes, some people may need the help of medicines to lower blood pressure. Your doctor may prescribe medicine to help keep your blood pressure at a safer level.3
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1 “10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication,” Mayo Clinic, last accessed September 27, 2017, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-20046974.
2 “The Skinny on Fats,” American Heart Association, last accessed September 27, 2017, http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/PreventionTreatmentofHighCholesterol/The-Skinny-on-Fats_UCM_305628_Article.jsp#.Wcv8c02WyM8.
3 “Types of Blood Pressure Medications,” American Heart Association, last accessed September 27, 2017, http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/MakeChangesThatMatter/Types-of-Blood-Pressure-Medications_UCM_303247_Article.jsp#.WcvimE2WyM8.