Blood pressure is a significant risk factor for stroke, heart attack, and kidney disease. A 2018 study published in the Journal of American Medical Association found that over half of Americans have high blood pressure and don’t know it.
While there are many causes of elevated blood pressure (hypertension), lifestyle changes can help lower it naturally. As a trusted long term pharmacy, here are some additional ways to manage your blood pressure:
- Eat healthily
Eating more fruits, vegetables, grains, and other plant-based foods while reducing or eliminating salty foods such as processed meats like bacon or hot dogs can maintain your blood pressure level.
- Keep moving
Exercise helps strengthen the heart muscle and improves circulation by increasing the amount of oxygenated blood flowing through your body.
- Cut back on alcohol
Drinking too much alcohol or coffee can raise your blood pressure. Moderate drinking is defined as two drinks per day for men and no more than one drink per day for women.
- Take care of your emotional health
Stress is one of the main factors contributing to high blood pressure. Identify its cause. Once something has been identified as a source of emotional distress, finding a solution becomes much easier because there’s now an actionable item on which you can focus your efforts.
For any drug or medical supplies related to managing your blood pressure, acquire them here at Marra’s Pharma Corp DBA Marra’s Pharmacy. We have been serving as a community pharmacy in Cohoes, New York, since 1931.
We also provide medication management services, such as adherence packaging/ pill packing in Cohoes, New York.
We stay committed to our customers and provide a comprehensive pharmacy experience for the community.
For more information about our pharmaceutical services, call us at 518-237-2110.