Cutting down on salt may help lower your blood pressure. And most Americans need to cut back, because they get more sodium than they should.
The American Heart Association recommends getting less than 2,500 milligrams (mg) of sodium each day, unless you have high blood pressure or if you are at risk (if you already have hypertension, have diabetes or kidney disease or are African American). That's less than a teaspoon from all your meals and snacks.
Having blood pressure problems? If one medicine can't lower your blood pressure, your doctor may try combination treatment for hypertension.
Studies show that many people get better control of blood pressure with combination treatment than with one drug.
There are many medications that are used in combination to help control high blood pressure. The goal is clear: control hypertension and you can lower your risk of heart disease.