20 April 2016 thumb Top Ten Ways to Control Blood Pressure

Controlling high blood pressure is a lifelong commitment. It’s easier when you have a plan. Here are a list of top 10 ways to help you:

  1. Know your blood pressure. Have it checked regularly.
  2. Know what your weight should be. Keep it at or below that level.
  3. Don’t use too much salt in cooking or at meals. Avoid salty foods.
  4. Eat a diet low in saturated fat according to American Heart Association recommendations.
  5. Control alcohol intake. Don’t have more than one drink a day if you’re a woman or two a day if you’re a man.
  6. Take your medicine exactly as prescribed. Don’t run out of pills even for a single day.
  7. Keep appointments with the doctor.
  8. Follow your doctor’s advice about physical activity.
  9. Make certain your parents, brothers, sisters and children have their blood pressure checked regularly.
  10. Live a normal life in every other way.