How Can You Lower Your High Blood Pressure?
If your blood pressure is high, keeping it under control is essential for good health because high blood pressure can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. Medication is one way to lower high blood pressure, and for some patients, it can be the best option. However, there are other things you can do to get your blood sugar in check. Consider these lifestyle changes as you manage your blood pressure.
One of the most impactful things you can do is lose excess weight. Even dropping 10 pounds can help improve your blood pressure. Getting regular exercise will not only help lower your blood pressure but can also help you control your long-term weight. Reducing sodium in your diet is huge if you have high blood pressure. Avoid adding salt while you cook and eat less processed foods. Reducing your alcohol intake will also lower your blood pressure.
At MountainView Hospital, our heart and vascular center doctors can help you get your blood pressure under control and deal with any related complications. Our hospital offers a wide range of services, from our stroke center to bariatric surgery, to help you stay healthy. Learn more by calling (702) 233-5474 or visiting our hospital in Las Vegas today.