The prevalence of high blood pressure increases with age and is often related to lifestyle habits. If you’re overweight and inactive and you smoke, your risk increases. Persistently elevated blood pressure can lead to so many health hazards — an enlarged heart, stroke and kidney damage among them — bringing the pressure down is crucial.
Most doctors recommend that patients try to restore a healthy blood pressure level by first making lifestyle changes. Here are some natural ways to prevent or reduce high blood pressure:
–Shed excess pounds
–Decrease salt intake
–Read food labels and select reduced-sodium products
–Add more fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products to your plate
–Limit alcohol consumption
(Source: Intelihealth website)