Reduce smoking habit and alcohol intake
Smoking regularly elevates your blood pressure levels. Heavy drinking also raises blood pressure levels. Furthermore, alcohol may reduce the effectiveness of your hypertension medication.
Watch Out for blood pressure medication side effects
High blood pressure can also be intensified by the medication you are using.It is advisable to consult with your doctor to find out if any could be contributing to your hypertension or limiting the efficiency of high blood pressure medication that you are using. Some of the medications that increase blood pressure levels include steroids, antidepressants, decongestants and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
Taking time to relax helps you work better and shun practices that contribute to high blood pressure. When you are relaxed you are less likely to overeat, indulge in heavy alcohol drinking and/or smoking. Incorporate yoga, Tai Chi and meditation in your daily routine to help you relax your mind and muscles as well.
Follow the above-mentioned hypertension guidelines and start your journey through a life with lesser chances of suffering from this silent killer among us.