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Here''t know you have it unless your healthcare provider checks your blood pressure. Have your blood pressure checked at each regular doctor visit, or at least once every two years (for people without diabetes or other risk factors for heart disease).
What can I do about high blood pressure?
Here are some easy tips to help reduce your blood pressure:
- Work with your healthcare provider to find a treatment plan that's right for you.
- Eat wholegrain breads and cereals.
- Try herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods.
- Check food labels and choose foods with less than 400 mg of sodium per serving.
- Lose weight or take steps to prevent weight gain.
- Limit alcohol consumption and consult your healthcare provider about whether it is safe to drink alcohol at all.
- If you smoke, get help to quit.
- Ask your healthcare provider about medications to help reduce high blood pressure. Samples of these types of medications include ACE inhibitors, ARBs, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and diuretics.