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Tips on lowering blood pressure

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MumBeth Wed 22-Feb-17 12:57:14

Hi,

I am currently having my blood pressure monitored as I have developed high blood pressure during pregnancy. I've looked online on how to lower blood pressure but all I can find is I should lose weight, eat healthier, stop drinking caffeine and alcohol, stop smoking and become more active. I'm a size 8, I eat healthy, I have stopped drinking caffeine and alcohol, I've never smoked and I lead a reasonably active lifestyle (I walk everywhere).

Has anyone on here found ways to lower their blood pressure? I've just started yoga as I thought maybe I need get some relaxation into my life. Any other ideas are greatly welcome as I would really like to give birth on the midewife led unit but they won't take me if my blood pressure remains high.

Thank you xx

BabytoBoris Wed 22-Feb-17 13:01:16

Walk as much as possible. Apparently drinking grapefruit juice. Cut salt. Not sure what else as it sounds like you are already doing what you should.

MumBeth Wed 22-Feb-17 13:02:20

Cut salt! Thank you, I always cook with it so I'll cut that out ☺

Crumbs1 Wed 22-Feb-17 13:02:24

Swimming regularly is quite good.

BabytoBoris Wed 22-Feb-17 13:03:11

Salt was my issue in pregnancy too. Good luck

Burntbum Wed 22-Feb-17 16:50:30

Yes cut out salt. Hypnotherapy was very successful at helping me to lower my bp. Beetroot juice has been found to be effective too.

MumBeth Wed 22-Feb-17 17:17:30

Thank you for these tips! Gonna get on them all

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