What are some ways to treat hypertension?

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What are some ways to treat hypertension?

Lifestyle choices are vital at altering the progression of hypertension and subsequent events. Life modifications that can be made to better manage hypertension include limiting your daily intake of sodium to less than 2000 milligrams per day, limiting your daily intake of alcohol, aiming for a healthy body weight, increasing physical activity, quit smoking if applicable, and much more. If lifestyle modifications are insufficient in treating elevated blood pressure, your doctor or your pharmacist may recommend that you do start taking medications. It is very important that you take your medications as prescribed and not alter the dose of your medication without speaking to your pharmacist or your doctor. Speak to your pharmacist today if the blood pressure is higher than normal even if you have no symptoms.

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The information provided is for personal use, reference and education only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your healthcare professional for specific information on personal health matters.

The information included in this recording is correct as of April 13th, 2021