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Eating a balanced diet can help to reduce your blood pressure
If you have been told that you have high blood pressure then there may be lots of thoughts and questions going through your mind and you may wonder what the future is going to be like.
Making changes to lifestyle risk factors can significantly reduce high blood pressure in some people. In particular:
Try to eat less than 6g (one teaspoon) of salt per day
Reduce salt in your diet: reducing a high salt intake can sometimes help to lower your blood pressure. It is the sodium content in salt that can affect your blood pressure. Sodium has an effect on your kidneys, a pair of organs in your body that help to regulate your blood pressure.
Addressing all of these lifestyle measures at the same time will have the best effect on your blood pressure.These lifestyle changes can reduce the need for drug treatment in some people. If you need drugs to to control your blood pressure then lifestyle changes should be maintained as they can enhance the effect of blood pressure lowering drugs.