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What can I do to reduce the chances of getting high BP ?

What can I do to reduce the chances of getting high blood pressure? There is a strong family history of heart conditions and hypertension . What can I do to reduce the effects on me, I m under 40 years old and BP is normal at the moment. I don t drink, or smoke and don t take additional salt in my food.
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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Three things are thought to reduce BP and the risk of developing hypertension the disease. 1) Be as close to your ideal weight as possible. 2) Keep your salt intake low. 3) Take regular,vigorous exercise. Even then there is no guarantee as more that 90% of hypertension is called 'idiopathic' which means we don't know why it is there.
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