How can I reduce my risk of high blood pressure?

Am I at risk?

Factors that can raise your risk of developing high blood pressure include:

  • age – the risk of developing high blood pressure increases as you get older
  • a family history of high blood pressure
  • ethnicity – Black African, Black Caribbean or South Asian background
  • a high amount of salt in your food
  • low physical activity levels
  • being overweight
  • regularly drinking alcohol above the recommended limits
  • long-term stress
  • Smoking doesn’t directly affect your blood pressure, but it does lead to cardiovascular disease.

What can I do to keep my blood pressure at a healthy level?

Making healthy lifestyle changes can help keep your blood pressure at a normal level.
These may include:

Don’t worry, you don’t have to do all this at once and taking small steps can make a big difference to your blood pressure and health.

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