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What does my lifestyle have to do with my blood pressure?
The things you do and the foods you eat have a big effect on your blood pressure and your overall health. Following the right lifestyle can:
- Lower your blood pressure or keep you from getting high blood pressure in the first place
- Reduce your need for blood pressure medicines
- Make medicines for high blood pressure work better, if you do take them
- Lower the chances that you’ll have a heart attack or stroke, or develop kidney disease