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Keeping your blood pressure in check is extremely important but can seem like an overwhelming task.
High blood pressure is when the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is consistently too high.
Normal blood pressure for most adults is defined as a systolic pressure of less than 120 and a diastolic pressure of less than 80, according to the American Heart Association.
No matter your age, you can take natural steps to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. Here, Emily LeuVoy, MD, a family medicine physician with Swedish Hospital, Part of NorthShore, shares her tips to naturally reduce blood pressure:
Dr. LeuVoy is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with clinical interests in Women's Health, Behavioral Health, Lifestyle Medicine, Weight Loss and Nutrition, Wellness and Preventive Care. To make an appointment, click on The Clark.