I took my BP at the pharmacy, and according to the machine, I am 179/108. 5 mintues later, it was 179/100. That machine is not accurate. I walked around for a few minutes, THEN took it for the first time.
Hi you need to reduce your salt intake. Don't add salt to your food, and avoid salty foods such as crisps, bacon, processed meats, (some) microwave meals... check the sodium content in soft drinks also! Avoid or reduce your alcohol intake. Avoid caffeine also, choose caffeine free coffee, tea and cola for example. These are a few example...
Before anything else, with BP that elevated, have you seen a doctor??? If not, you better get going asap! Even if those machines are wrong, you should get someone to check your bp to verify.
Food that have lots of sodium in them. For example, processed food like sliced ham and hot dogs have a TON of sodium in them so these should be avoided as much as possible.
If you do a search on the internet for "foods to avoid for high blood pressure" you'll find many answers from pretty reputable sites. I'd start there.
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