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Natural Treatment of Hypertension - Home Remedies to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure - or hypertension - is a serious problem that leaves many Americans severely disabled and unable to take care of themselves.  The number one fatality related to high blood pressure is stroke.  Working with your doctor, you can control hypertension.  Here are some natural tips that can hep you lower your blood pressure:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Exercise
  3. Eat less salt and read food labels to see how much salt is added
  4. Avoid or reduce alcohol consumption
  5. Eat bananas, a natural source of potassium
  6. Substitute saturated fats in your diet with polyunsaturated oils such as canola and safflower oils
  7. Quit smoking
  8. Find time to relax
  9. Invest in a home blood pressure monitor (many insurance companies will cover the purchase if prescribed by a physician)

Omron Intellisense Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor HEM 705-CP - $ 105.30
Keep accurate records of your blood pressure readings with the Blood Pressure Monitor and Print Out. Simply wrap the cuff around your arm and press START. In seconds, your blood pressure and pulse are displayed on the large digital panel. You can then print your readings in either numerical or bar graph form for easy record keeping. Clinically proven accuracy. Printer will print out blood pressure and pulse readings in either numerical or bar graph form. 28 memory recall Optional AC Adapter available. Standard Adult cuff fits arms 9" to 13" in circumference. 5 year Warranty

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