Elevated blood pressure means your blood pressure is slightly above normal. It will likely turn into high blood pressure (hypertension) unless you make lifestyle changes. Both elevated blood pressure and high blood pressure increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke and heart failure.
Here are following lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down:
- STOP SMOKING
- WEIGHT LOSS
- AVOID TAKING MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTS THAT INCREASE BLOOD PRESSURE
- Reduce sodium (salt) — (less than 2 grams (2000 milligrams) each day).
- Reduce alcohol
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Eat more fiber
- Eat more fish
- Caffeine — Caffeine may cause a small rise in blood pressure, although this effect is usually temporary. Drinking a moderate amount of caffeine (less than 2 cups of coffee per day) does not increase the risk of high blood pressure in most people.
Through a Lifestyle changes, you can reduce your risks for hypertension and promote good health overall!