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16 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

Drugs and a low-salt diet aren’t the only ways to deal with high blood pressure.

By Rebecca Abma

High Blood Pressure Remedies

As many as two out of three adults with diabetes also have hypertension (high blood pressure), and both conditions increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and eye and kidney diseases.

Like blood sugar, your blood pressure levels can fluctuate throughout the day. Normal readings are at or below 120/80 mmHg, but a single reading above that isn’t cause for alarm. Hypertension is defined as two or more consecutive readings above 140/90mmHg.

Treatment goals vary based on your risk factors for heart disease, so talk to your doctor about the blood pressure goal that is right for you. If your blood pressure is elevated, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes before prescribing medication. Check out these 16 natural ways to lower blood pressure — they’re worth adopting whether or not you have hypertension.

16 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure
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