Maintain a Healthy Weight to Help Control Blood Pressure
If you are 10% or more above your healthy weight range, losing just a few pounds often can reduce your blood pressure and may allow you to take less medicine to control your blood pressure.
Exercising and reducing total fat and calories in your diet will help you lose weight. Limit total fat to 30% or less of your total calories. Limit saturated fat to 8% to 10% of your total calories. The amounts of fat and saturated fat in foods are usually printed on the nutrition information labels.
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015