5 Tips to help Maintain Good Blood Pressure
Having high blood pressure increases the risk of developing kidney disease. The opposite is also true: kidney disease can lead to high blood pressure in many people. High blood pressure (also called hypertension) can damage the kidneys and reduce the kidneys' ability to remove fluids and waste products from the blood.
1. Eat healthy foods (low in fat and salt). Avoid foods high in sodium including salted crackers, processed meats, canned soup, and pickled, cured and smoked foods.
2. Maintain good blood pressure, by ensuring that you take your prescribed medications correctly. Do not stop taking your blood pressure medication without talking to your doctor.
3. Get regular exercise. Walking is a great way to exercise and it can help you maintain a healthy body weight.
4. Reduce your consumption of alcohol and quit smoking.
5. Reduce stress. Learning to relax and take time to do the things that make you happy.