High blood pressure (hypertension)
Prevention and treatment
You can take steps to prevent high blood pressure by:
- Losing weight if you need to
- Reducing the amount of salt you eat
- Exercising regularly
- Eating a healthy diet
- Cutting back if you drink too much alcohol
- Stopping smoking
- Cutting down on caffeine
If your blood pressure is found to be high, it will need to be closely monitored until it is brought under control. Your doctor will usually suggest changes to your lifestyle and, sometimes, medication to achieve this.
Make an appointment with your CarePlus Pharmacist for a free blood pressure check today.