High Blood Pressure known as Hypertension is connected to mental health in many ways, here are some factors that can increase your risk of Hypertension and some steps to lower your Blood Pressure.

Risk Factors:

Caffeine

Prescription Medications

Cough and Cold Medication

Licorice

Medical Racism

Racism

Lifestyle Risk Factors: eating a high salt, high fat diet, having a lack of access to quality food, and getting little exercise or no exercise — can increase the risk Trusted Source of hypertension. Socioeconomic factors, such as housing disparities and other inequities based on systemic racism, may increase African American people’s exposure to these risk factors.

Steps to Lowering Your Blood Pressure:

Get active- Exercise Regularly.

Eat a Heart-Healthy diet.

Lose Weight.

Manage Stress.

Quit Smoking.

Reduce Sodium In Your Diet.

Limit The Amount Of Alcohol You Drink Or No Alcohol.

Reduce Stress.

Monitor Your Blood Pressure At Home And See Your Doctor Regularly.

PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH FOR BEST OPTIONS FOR YOU PERSONALLY.

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