HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
What if I have high blood pressure?
If you have high blood pressure, talk to a doctor. You may need medicine to control your blood pressure.
To lower your blood pressure, take these steps:
- Eat healthy foods that are low in saturated fat and sodium (salt).
- Get active – Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity.
- Watch your weight by eating healthy and getting active.
- Remember to take medicines as prescribed (ordered) by your doctor.
Small changes can add up. For example, losing just 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure. To learn more, check out this guide to lowering high blood pressure [PDF – 269 KB].