Hypertension or high blood pressure. What will I recommend to people who have this kind of disease?
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Regular exercise (once cleared by a physician)
Low salt, low fat diet
Take measures to control stress levels
If on medications for HTN, a banana or serving of cantaloupe to maintain potassium levels
Minimal to moderate use of alcohol (not to excess)
Quit smoking (if appropriate)
Stay near ideal weight
Don't skip medication doses
Buy a B/P monitor and check B/P regularly
See doctor every 6 months to a year for check-up
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