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Lifestyle Changes to Help Control High Blood Pressure

August 19, 2020

From the nextavenue website

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiologists estimate that 46 percent of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of those, only half have it under control. But there are some lifestyle changes you can make to control hypertension, in addition to taking medication, as you’ll see below.

Hypertension is common in older people because as we age, our arteries harden — called arteriosclerosis — and fatty deposits build up inside them. These factors can cause the systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) to increase. In fact, more than half of Americans age 60 and older have hypertension, and many don’t even know it.

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension and take medication for it, you may wonder what other things you can do to help control your blood pressure. Here are a few suggestions:

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