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Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure affects many older adults worldwide. This condition further increases the risk of other health problems like heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. This is why there is a need to prevent high blood pressure in the first place. As a provider of healthcare services, we want to help people lower their risk of high blood pressure.

You can check your risk for high blood pressure at our clinic in Georgia. We also want to share the following behaviors which are considered risk factors for everyone’s further information:

  • Unhealthy diet
    Having a diet with too much sodium and/or too little potassium increases blood pressure. Maintaining a diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables can help you prevent a spike in blood pressure.
  • Obesity
    When a person is overweight, their heart works harder to pump blood and oxygen. This puts stress on the heart and blood vessels which can increase the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Physical inactivity
    Being physically active makes your heart and blood vessels strong and healthy. It also helps in maintaining a healthy weight which helps in lowering high blood pressure.
  • Alcohol and tobacco use
    These two unhealthy behaviors contribute to increasing one’s blood pressure. Limiting alcohol intake and tobacco use can help maintain healthy blood pressure.

Lifeguide Healthcare provides health care, primary care, and aesthetic services in Lilburn, Georgia. We are committed to providing services that help our clients achieve overall good health.

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