High blood pressure or hypertension as it is known, is one of the biggest causes of serious problems that can lead to death – strokes, heart attacks and heart disease can all develop from high blood pressure, so it is certainly something to be avoided.

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Although a lot of research is going on into the treatment of high blood pressure such as these paid clinical trials by Trials 4 us, there are lots of things that you can do to reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure and all of the associated problems that come with it.

Keep an eye on your weight – Obesity is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure as it puts a lot of stress on the body and the cardiovascular system. Make sure that you eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise daily.

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Give up smoking – Smoking has a wide range of associated health problems, many of them deadly, so if you do one good thing for your body, stopping smoking is definitely the way to go! There are lots of ways to get help with quitting.

Get plenty of sleep – We need sleep to be able to rest our brains and our bodies, as well as this, our body repairs itself whilst we sleep. Make sure that you get your 8 hours per night to keep your body healthy and to help ward off potential future health problems, including high blood pressure.