There are lots of simple things you can do to start lowering your blood pressure today.
Medications are also available if you need them.
Keeping your blood pressure healthy helps to keep your blood vessels and your heart healthy. Even small changes can make a big difference: lowering your blood pressure by just 10mmHg lowers your risk of a stroke or heart attack by a fifth. And there is support available.
- Healthy living
Getting active, keeping to a healthy weight and stopping smoking are some of the best things you can do for your blood pressure. See how to make healthy changes to lower your blood pressure.
- Healthy eating
What you eat can make a huge difference to your blood pressure quickly and naturally. Getting your-five-a-day while cutting back on salt and saturated fats will help. Learn about healthy eating for high blood pressure.
If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, your doctor might suggest taking medications to lower it. See the medicines for high blood pressure and how to get the most from them.
- Monitoring your blood pressure at home
Checking your blood pressure at home can help you see how well any changes you’re making are working and feel more in control. Learning how to measure your blood pressure at home.