SECOND OPINION 5 | Controlling Hypertension | BCBS

SECOND OPINION 5 | Controlling Hypertension | BCBS

October 31, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


Blue Cross Blue Shield is a proud sponsor of Second Opinion. Live Fearless. hello i’m doctor Chad teeters and I’d like
to review five things to do if you have hypertension the first just to watch her diet we all
know we need to be watching our calorie and are fat intake but if you have hypertension you should
also be watching your sodium intake keep in mind things we regularly such a
sandwich meat or cans of soup each have about a gram
of sodium apiece if you add cheese to that sandwitch or if
you eat in a restaurant you likely double the amount of sodium that you’re
getting the next thing to do is to exercise regularly all over should be exercising at least
30 minutes a day five to six days per week you want to go
at a pace where you can’t sing or hum your favorite tune but you can still speak in complete
sentences you don’t have to do all 30 minutes at the same time but you need to be making sure you get
that 30 minutes and each day the third thing to do to keep your
hypertension under control is to take your medications study show that Americans miss more
frequently than not about one dose of medications per week or more if your doctor’s prescribing medication
for you to control your blood pressure you need to be taking the four thing to
keep in mind is to tell your doctor about any side
effects to medications that you may be having admittedly anti-hypertensive drugs can
cause side effects but if you need to be on those
medications you need to be taking them regularly and you certainly want to discuss with
your doctor before you stop any medications the final thing to keep in mind is it
you’ll likely need to see your doctor about twice a year if you have
hypertension in the early stages while you’re getting
your blood pressure under control you may need to be seen as frequently as
every one to two weeks until the blood pressure comes down and that is your second opinion five Blue Cross Blue Shield is a proud sponsor of Second Opinion. Live Fearless.