----------------------- Advertisement --------------------------
 

HYPERTENSION (HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE)

 
  
Page 5 of 8   3  4  5  6  7  

How can high BP be controlled?

Written by : DoctorNDTV Team

  • Stop smoking
  • Maintain a normal body weight – reduce if over-weight.
  • Eating too much salt makes high blood pressure worse. Low-sodium diets are prescribed to help control high blood pressure. These limit the amount of sodium in the diet to less than 2 grams per day (about half the amount of sodium in the average diet).
  • Eat a healthy diet containing soluble fibre, such as fruit and vegetables.
  • Avoid high fat foods.
  • Avoid coffee and colas
  • Do not drink excessive alcohol.
  • Exercise regularly to keep fit.
  • Reduce stress and relax after work.
  • Follow-up regularly with the doctor.
  •   
    Page 5 of 8   3  4  5  6  7  
     
    -------------------------------- Advertisement -----------------------------------