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Prevention Tips & Research Update on 18 Common Chronic Conditions.........

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

HYPERTENSION:

Preventive Measures:

***Lose weight if you are overweight.

***Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, which are low in sodium and high in potassium.

***Avoid salt and processed foods such as cold cuts, frozen dinners, snack foods, and fast food.

***Engage in regular physical activity---at least 30 minutes a day.

***If you consume alcohol, limit yourself to two drinks per day for a man, one a day for a woman.

***Don't smoke.

Latest Research:

Home blood pressure monitors may be wrong much more often than they're right, a small study suggests. The study of 85 older adults found that participants' home blood pressure monitors gave inaccurate reading almost 70% of the time.

Solution:

Bring your monitor to your annual checkup so your doctor can make sure the readings are accurate---and you are using it correctly.



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