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Living with Hypertension: Learn about the DASH Diet

Hypertension is a term used to describe high blood pressure.

Dr. Mehmet Oz attends HealthCorps's 8th Annual Gala at The Waldorf=Astoria on April 9, 2014 in New York City.
Dr. Mehmet Oz attends HealthCorps's 8th Annual Gala at The Waldorf=Astoria on April 9, 2014 in New York City.
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Dr. Mehmet Oz attends the 13th annual New York Restoration Project Annual Spring Picnic at General Grant National Memorial on May 29, 2014 in New York City.
Dr. Mehmet Oz attends the 13th annual New York Restoration Project Annual Spring Picnic at General Grant National Memorial on May 29, 2014 in New York City.
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Hypertension can become serious and life threatening if left untreated. Here are ways to lower blood pressure levels: discuss treatment options with your doctor, avoid shaking salt on food, follow your doctor's orders, eat low sodium meals and snacks, take blood pressure medication as prescribed, exercise regularly, remain within your Body Mass Index (BMI) range, use herbs to season food, avoid eating processed foods, avoid drinking high sodium beverages, reduce stress in your life and learn about the DASH Diet read the entire article

If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, follow the DASH Diet daily. DASH is the acronym for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The DASH Diet is recommended to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

According to Mehmet Oz, M.D. cardiologist and TV host, "it's super healthy easy to follow and it actually happens to really work, what is it the DASH Diet" watch the entire Dr. Oz show video "Why is the DASH Diet #1

Schedule your annual physical exam, mammogram and dental appointment this week.

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