Lower Your Blood Pressure With These Helpful Tips

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one third of Americans currently have high blood pressure. The symptoms for high blood pressure often go unnoticed, but can lead to serious health issues such as heart disease or stroke. If you are experiencing high blood pressure, read on to see what you can do to lower it.

Avoid Drinking Caffeine

Some people can’t go without their morning cup of coffee, but it may be time to quit. Caffeine is known to raise blood pressure.

A young woman samples freshly-brewed cappuccino
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While this effect is only temporary, blood pressure will rise for approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Also, people who already have high blood pressure have a greater risk for raising it with caffeine.