Guidelines for Hypertension: How to Treat It?

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Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. It is a kind of long-term medical condition in which blood pressure in the arteries is continuously elevated. In short, to treat hypertension is to reduce your abnormally high blood pressure. Guidelines for diet:
  • Choose foods that are sodium free or having very low sodium.
  • Use foods that are fresh, plain frozen, or canned with "no salt added".
  • Use fresh poultry, fish and lean meat, rather than canned or processed types.
  • Rinse canned foods to remove some sodium.
  • Reduce drinking alcohol.
  • Choose foods that are high in fiber.
Guidelines for exercises:
  • Stretching
  • Swimming
  • Jumping rope
  • Jogging
  • Walking
  • Outdoor bicycling
Guidelines for drugs:
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Central Agonists
  • Peripheral Adrenergic Blockers
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers
  • Diuretics
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
  • Beta-Blockers
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