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A Workable Guide to Managing Your Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Basics
High blood pressure affects nearly one in three Americans. Nearly a third of these people don't know they have it, though.
Eating Healthier
Making some simple changes to your diet can help you manage your high blood pressure.
Getting Exercise
Staying active helps you maintain a healthy weight -- and helps keep your blood pressure under control.
Losing Weight
By trimming your excess pounds, you'll ease the strain on your heart. You also may reduce your blood pressure.
Managing Stress
People under stress often turn to smoking, heavy drinking, or overeating for relief. These habits can lead to high blood pressure.
Quitting Smoking, Limiting Alcohol
Smoking and heavy drinking make it more likely that you'll develop high blood pressure.
Taking Medication
If you take medication to control your blood pressure, it's important to follow your doctor's advice carefully.
Know Your Risks

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Determine your risk for developing CAD using this assessment tool.

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