Am I doing all I can do to lower my blood pressure?

If you feel that you are already working hard to lower your blood pressure, you may not need to change a thing. But ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I eating healthfully? Am I keeping track of the amount of salt in my diet?
  • Is my weight at a healthy level?
  • Am I a nonsmoker?
  • Am I exercising a minimum of 30 minutes a day at least three times a week?
  • Am I limiting my consumption of alcohol?
  • Am I managing my stress successfully?
  • Am I following my treatment plan and taking my medicine the way that I should?
  • Are the members of my healthcare team pleased with how I am doing?
  • Do I feel good about my health and how I am managing it?

If you cannot answer the majority of these questions with a yes, then you may not be doing everything you need to do to manage your blood pressure. This means that you need to begin the process of change.

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