Salt increases blood pressure in some people, because its component sodium causes the body to retain excess water to eliminate the salt, explains Cleveland Clinic. The extra water adds stress on the heart and arteries, l... More »

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The precise way people develop high blood pressure, known as hypertension, is unknown, according to WebMD. However, there are several risk factors for the disease, including obesity or excess weight, smoking, family hist... More »

High blood pressure responds well to healthy lifestyle changes, such as cutting back on sodium and alcohol, exercising frequently, quitting smoking and eating a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, notes Mayo Clinic... More »

Maintaining a healthy weight and choosing a diet that is low in salt can help blood pressure stay at normal levels, but some patients need more than dietary changes to solve blood pressure issues. There are many factors ... More »

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Consumption of cinnamon on a daily basis is shown to lower blood pressure in people with diabetes, and it may also help lower blood pressure in nondiabetic patients, explains Healthline. Do not use cinnamon as a suppleme... More »

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High blood pressure can be caused by excessive intake of sodium, which means that foods high in salt, such as processed or frozen foods, should not be eaten regularly, according to Healthline. Sugar is also a contributor... More »

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Apple cider vinegar is believed to lower blood pressure in animal studies, but WebMD warns that, as of 2014, the effects have not been fully studied. Whether apple cider vinegar can similarly affect the blood pressure in... More »