Which interventions help prevent hypertension (high blood pressure)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Answer

Prevention of hypertension may be achieved by the following interventions:

  • Weight control

  • Increased physical activity

  • Moderated sodium and alcohol intake

  • Increased potassium intake

  • A diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low-fat meat, fish, and dairy products


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