Useful Ways To Lower Blood Pressure
Treatment for high blood pressure is often a three pronged approach including lifestyle changes, home monitoring, and medication. Your doctor is committed to lowering your blood pressure and improving your health. Make this same commitment to yourself.
Changing your lifestyle is much easier said than done. Your doctor can help you decide on an exercise regimen that is right for you. Setting goals are important, this will give you a sense of accomplishment and let you know that you are on track. As with any new exercise program start slow, especially if you have been mostly sedentary up until this point. Let your body get used to the idea of regular exercise, stretching only exercises for the first few days is a good way to start. Exercise at the same time each day if possible, establishing a routine will make it easier to stick to your regimen. Having a dedicated work-out buddy lessens the chance that you will miss scheduled workouts. Keep in mind the doctor not only prescribed medication he prescribed this as well. The best medicine in the world cannot counteract sitting on the couch eating a double pepperoni pizza.
Your doctor may prescribe one or more medications to control your blood pressure, there are several different types of blood pressure medicine. The different types work in different ways to lower blood pressure. It is quite common to change medications several times before the correct combination is found that works for you. This is one of the reasons that checking your blood pressure at home using Omron BP785 10 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor and keeping a log of date, time of day, and blood pressure reading is so important. Once your blood pressure is under control your doctor may decrease the number of times per day that you need to check your blood pressure using Omron BP785.
When filling a new prescription always speak with the pharmacist about possible interactions or adverse effects with other prescriptions or over the counter medications that you are taking currently. Ask about any special rules that the new medication may have, some medications need to be taken at the same time everyday or should not be taken with coffee. This information will probably not be printed on the medicine bottle and may not be on the information sheet that comes with the prescription. Your pharmacist will have all the most up to date information on your prescriptions.
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