Writer: ERIN HEGER | Outlet: Insider
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High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects over 100 million people — nearly half of all adults in the US — according to the most recent guidelines by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Hypertension is often symptomless, and if left untreated, could lead to serious health threats like heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for high blood pressure. But with positive lifestyle changes, it's possible to manage your blood pressure and reduce the risk of health complications. Common causes of hypertension include a lack of regular exercise, a high-sodium diet, being overweight, and smoking cigarettes.
Sanjiv Patel, MD, and cardiologist at MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center, says working to make positive changes in these areas can have a big impact on your blood pressure.
Below, you'll find seven helpful tips to lower your blood pressure levels naturally.