High blood pressure, or hypertension, can increase stress on your cardiovascular system and contribute to heart disease. You can lower your blood pressure through:
Work closely with your doctor and monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis if you know you have high blood pressure. Take all medications your provider prescribes for your blood pressure, and take them as directed. High blood pressure is difficult to detect. Consult your doctor if you’re unsure whether or not you have it.