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- Website: Cleveland Clinic Health Hub
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High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Attaining and maintaining a healthy weight, following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan, eating less sodium, eating more potassium rich foods, regularly exercising, and controlling stress and anger are a few lifestyle changes that can help manage high blood pressure. Consult your health care provider about these strategies.
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Rated on: 3/23/2021 7:49:23 PM
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Hypertension Canada recommends that all adults get their blood pressure tested when they visit the doctor. How often your blood pressure needs to be checked will be determined by your doctor based on your blood pressure and risk for heart disease.
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Blood is transported from the heart to other organs and areas of the body by the arteries. Blood pressure is the pressure that is exerted on the inner walls of these arteries by blood. Generally, to be diagnosed with high blood pressure, you must exhibit continuously high blood pressure at two different doctor's visits spaced at least 7 days apart.
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High blood pressure can lead to a variety of medical issues if left untreated. It is often symptomless until it becomes extremely high, at which point people can experience vision problems and dizziness. High amounts of salt and alcohol intake, excess weight, lack of physical activity, family history, certain medications, and an overactive thyroid are some causes and risk factors for high blood pressure. Strategies such as consuming less salt, exercising more, losing weight, and medication prescribed by a health care provider can be used to help lower blood pressure.
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