Blood Pressure Home > Diastolic Blood Pressure

Lowering Diastolic Blood Pressure

For people with high diastolic blood pressure, lifestyle changes are the first component of high blood pressure treatment. Lifestyle changes help lower diastolic blood pressure, but they also usually help improve a person's quality of life. Some lifestyle changes known to lower blood pressure include:
  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Adopting a diet that emphasizes fruits and vegetables while reducing fats and cholesterol
  • Cutting down the salt in your diet
  • Drinking less alcohol.
If these lifestyle modifications do not lower diastolic blood pressure, then blood pressure medication may be recommended.
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation




Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.