Treat­ing high blood pres­sure

THE MAN Magazine Cambodia - - Tm Expert Advisors -

You can take ef­fec­tive steps to lower your blood pres­sure with changes to your life­style and by tak­ing med­i­ca­tion. In all cases, you can ben­e­fit from mak­ing some sim­ple life­style changes (out­lined be­low). Whether you are also rec­om­mended to take med­i­ca­tion will de­pend on your blood pres­sure level and your risk of de­vel­op­ing a car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, such as a heart attack, stroke or kid­ney fail­ure. If your blood pres­sure is con­sis­tently above 140/90mmHg (or 135/85mmHg at home) but your risk of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease is low – you should be able to lower your blood pres­sure by mak­ing some changes to your life­style (see be­low). You may be of­fered yearly blood pres­sure as­sess­ments. If your blood pres­sure is con­sis­tently above 140/90mmHg (or 135/85mmHg at home) but be­low 160/100mmHg – you will be of­fered med­i­ca­tion to lower your blood pres­sure if you have ex­ist­ing or high risk of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease. If your blood pres­sure is con­sis­tently above 160/100mmHg – you will be of­fered med­i­ca­tion to lower your blood pres­sure.

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