Tips to help you control your high blood pressure
Make sure your blood pressure is under 140/90 mm Hg
If your systolic pressure is over 140, ask your doctor what you can do to lower it.
If you have diabetes it is even more important to maintain your blood pressure at an acceptable level, which reduces long-term complications associated with this disease process. You should be receiving regular monitoring and advice from you GP/diabetic practitioner.
Aim for a healthy weight
Exercise - be active every day!
Look at what you are eating. Does it contain a lot of sodium?
Eat more fruit and vegetables
Stop/reduce smoking - smoking causes the blood to thicken
Reduce your stress levels
Watch your alcohol intake
Take medication correctly