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How to Control your High Blood Pressure at Home - Advice From Our GP Service in Costa del Sol for High Blood Pressure

GP Service in Costa del Sol for High Blood Pressure

If you suffer from high blood pressure it is important that you know how to control and lower it. In this article our GP service in Costa del Sol for high blood pressure will go through tips and tricks to control your blood pressure and live a healthy life.


What is high blood pressure?

The ideal blood pressure is somewhere between 120/80 mmHg and 90/60 mmHg. If you have a reading somewhere between 140/90 or higher then you will have high blood pressure. However, if you're aged 80 or more then you're likely to have high blood pressure if it's 150/90 or higher.



What Causes High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure can be caused by:

  • Eating too much salt
  • Not eating enough fruits or vegetables
  • Not exercising enough
  • Being related to someone with high blood pressure
  • Tuxedo
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Having disturbed sleep
  • Being overweight
  • Being over 64 years of age
  • Being of Caribbean or African descent

How to Control High Blood Pressure

The good news is that some simple changes to your lifestyle can help to reduce your high blood pressure. However, some people might also need to take medication. If you're told you need to take medication it is likely to be because you could be at risk of having a stroke or a heart attack.


You can help to reduce your blood pressure by:

  • Reducing your salt intake. Ideally, you should have no more than 1 teaspoonful of salt a day. This is equivalent to 6 grams of salt.
  • Eating a low fat and balanced diet. You should try to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables.
  • Getting active
  • Reducing your intake of alcohol.
  • Losing weight if you're overweight.
  • Reducing your intake of caffeine
  • Sleeping for at least 6 hours each night
  • Quitting smoking


You can take steps to help reduce your blood pressure today. This is regardless of whether you are taking any blood pressure medication. The great news is that if you make these changes as soon as possible you might avoid having to take medication.


Calling our GP service in Costa del Sol for high blood pressure

If you can't lower your blood pressure by yourself it may be time to call our GP service in Costa del Sol for high blood pressure. An ambulance will go straight to your home to treat you.

The doctor will ask you to undergo some blood tests and a urine test. They will also ask you a few questions about your health. This is so that the can determine if you are at risk of developing any other health issues.


All of our doctors are very experienced in helping patients with high blood pressure. This means you can call our GP service in Costa del Sol knowing you're going to receive high-quality care from our experienced medical team.