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What lifestyle changes can help treat high blood pressure?

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Lifestyle changes that can treat high blood pressure include:

  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Eating a healthy diet, such as the DASH diet, which is high in fruits, vegetables, lean protein and whole grains and low in salt and fat
  • Reducing the amount of salt in your diet
  • Regular aerobic exercise (such as brisk walking)
  • Limiting alcohol consumption
  • Seeking treatment for sleep apnea

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. American Heart Association. American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. American Heart Association. American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

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