HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: SELF-HELP

Two of the most important things you can do to get rid of high blood pressure are to keep slim and exercise. The results of dieting can be quite dramatic. An obese person with moderately high blood pressure can have their blood pressure brought down to normal simply by getting rid of their excess fat.

It may also help to limit your alcohol intake to lour units a week (one unit equals half a pint of beer, one measure of spirits, or one glass of wine).

Some doctors feel that limiting salt intake can help. The evidence for this is a bit mixed, but some patients with high blood pressure may be helped by reducing excess salt in their food. Don’t use too much in cooking, and certainly don’t add sail at the table.

Relaxation therapy (particularly biofeedback) is also thought to benefit the reduction of high blood pressure. However, relaxation therapy by itself will probably not bring down established high blood pressure. On the other hand, it will join together with other forms of treatment to reduce high blood pressure without requiring such heavy doses of drugs.

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