After being diagnosed, your doctor may suggest weight loss as a way of managing hypertension. Being overweight puts a strain on the heart and can lead to blood vessel damage.
But it is vitally important that you maintain a healthy diet even after losing weight. And we can all benefit from a change in our diet. Through simply reducing portion sizes and counting calories it is possible to lower blood pressure. This can lead to a reduction in the medicines that need to be taken.
Reducing your sodium (salt) intake can also help. Many pre-packaged foods contain high levels of salt. Try to avoid canned and processed foods as well as fast food takeaways. Instead, eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and lean cuts of meats.
Here at Haym Salomon Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Brooklyn, our expert staff is always on-hand to provide all the help you need with managing hypertension. They can help you devise a fitness plan and a healthy diet that are right for you.