Steps to lower your risk of hypertension


According to the American Heart Association, nearly one-half of Americans will find they suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure.

That’s why Harrison Community Hospital is hosting a program to teach you to combat it.

Like many diseases, hypertension can be a “silent” disease.

If left untreated the condition can have serious ramifications such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. 

Here are six steps to lower your risk:

  • Maintain a healthy weight. 
    • Losing as little as 10 pounds can help prevent high blood pressure.
  • Eat a balanced diet. 
    • Get plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially those rich in potassium, and limit your intake of excess calories, fat, and sugar.
  • Cut back on salt. 
  • Exercise regularly. 
    • Moderate exercise for about 30 minutes three times a week is a good start.
  • Limit the alcohol. 
    • For women, that means no more than one drink a day, and for men, no more than two.
  • Monitor your blood pressure.

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