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Treating High Blood Pressure

Hypertension research scientists have found certain lifestyle changes that can lower blood pressure. If lifestyle changes alone cannot lower blood pressure to a "normal" level, blood pressure medication can be prescribed.
Lifestyle changes are the first form of high blood pressure treatment. They usually help improve a person's quality of life as well. It may take three to six months before your healthcare provider sees the full benefit of lifestyle changes in your condition. Some of these changes may include:
Other lifestyle factors that may influence blood pressure and that should be reduced or stopped completely include smoking and prolonged stress (see Smoking and High Blood Pressure or Stress and High Blood Pressure).
By lowering blood pressure, people can reduce the long-term effects of hypertension, including heart attacks, stroke, and kidney failure.
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