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What measures should one take to lower the blood pressure level ?

Good day! Im XXX im worried with my huband because he had medical exam yesterday and when the doctor takes his BP it goes out to the result of 140/100 what should my husband do to cut down or lower his BP?
Asked On : Sat, 3 Mar 2012
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Hi there,
To make a diagnosis of hypertension just one reading of >140/90 is not enough. Let your husband get his BP checked once again after 2-3 days. Some people have high BP when they visit the doctor, it is called white coat hypertension. In the meantime he could try lifestyle modifications . If he is a smoker , or takes alcohol , try to cut down on those habits. Regular exercise daily for 30-45 min 5 days a week. Change over to Olive Oil in salads etc. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables . Bananas are a good fruit to have for hypertensives as it has a lot of potassium. Switch over to low sodium salt while cooking. Go for yoga/meditation classe which will help him to relax.Don't worry. Hope this helps. Have a nice day :)
Answered: Sat, 3 Mar 2012
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