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Health Tip: Controlling Blood Pressure
Work closely with your doctor
-- Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- If you've got high blood pressure, you must work with your doctor to help keep it under control.

The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute recommends:

  • Eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise and stay at a healthy body weight.
  • Take all of your medications as prescribed. Don't skip pills or let a prescription run out.
  • Follow your doctor's orders for checkups and tests.
  • Learn to check your blood pressure at home.
  • Log your pressure readings in a journal.
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