Health Matters

Controlling Your Blood Pressure

Guest: Professor Kenya Steele

Lifestyle choices can impact your blood pressure. Dr. Kenya Steele, associate professor in family medicine at the University of Houston College of Medicine has some information to help you keep it under control.

“Your blood pressure changes throughout the day based on your activities. When blood pressure measures consistently above normal, you may have high blood pressure, or hypertension.”

“High blood pressure often has no warning signs or symptoms. Work with your doctor to measure your blood pressure and track your numbers. Chronic hypertension can lead to health problems like heart disease, stroke or kidney damage, so it's important to keep your numbers in a healthy range.”

  • Exercise regularly
  • Don't smoke.
  • Eat a healthy diet – limiting salt and alcohol intake.
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Manage stress

“Commit to a healthier lifestyle and a healthier you.”

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