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Who Can Help Me Make Lifestyle Changes for My High Blood Pressure?

If you are having difficulty making or staying with diet or lifestyle changes for your high blood pressure, professionals can help.

  • A registered dietitian has specialized training in nutrition and can help make your diet healthier while still allowing you to eat foods that you enjoy.
  • An exercise physiologist can help design an exercise program that is fun and easy to stay on.
  • A trained mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker) can help you overcome hurdles in staying with a lifestyle change.
  • A doctor or mental health professional can also provide guidance in reducing stress or quitting smoking.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Current as of April 5, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: April 05, 2013
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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