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High Blood Pressure

Reduce your risk

(HealthDayNews) -- Certain risk factors for high blood pressure are unavoidable. Gender, race, genes and age all play some role in determining your chances of developing high blood pressure.

But there are other factors that you can control. Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania offers this advice:

  • For every 10 pounds you lose, your blood pressure reading could drop as much as two or three points.
  • The more you work out, the more normal your blood pressure should be.
  • If you reduce your salt and saturated fat intake, you better your chances of avoiding or lowering high blood pressure.
  • Reducing daily stress can dramatically cut your risk.
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