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PALESTINE, September 20, 2013-- The treatment goal of hypertension is to reduce blood pressure so that you have a lower risk of complications. You and your health care provider should set a blood pressure goal for you.
If blood pressure numbers are 120/80 or higher, but below 140/90, it is called pre-hypertension. If you have pre-hypertension, your health care provider will recommend lifestyle changes to bring your blood pressure down to a normal range. Medications are rarely used for pre-hypertension.
Many things can be done to help control blood pressure, including:
Your health care provider can help you find programs for losing weight, stopping smoking, and exercising. You can also get a referral from your doctor to a dietitian who can help you plan a diet that is healthy for you.
It is important to remember that high blood pressure is often called “the silent killer” because there are no symptoms. That is why a regular check-up with your health care provider to monitor blood pressure is a necessity.
For more information, contact Palestine Resource Center for Independent Living at 903-729-7505.
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