Have you recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure? Do you have diabetic nephropathy or other kidney disease? Has your doctor recommended taking Losartan or other ARB’s as part of your treatment? Learn about the most common side effects as well as the more rare ones that you should watch out for. Starting a new medication can be scary so be informed.

Medication is not the only way that you should treat your high blood pressure. Many times through lifestyle changes like diet and exercise as well as managing your stress you can make a big impact on controlling it. For some simple steps you can start with in your diet watch my video on how to approach weight loss:

Monitoring your blood pressure at home is a critical element to keeping your blood pressure under control. When it’s high you typically don’t have symptoms and oftentimes when you come see me you get nervous and your blood pressure goes up. It’s very helpful if you are taking it on a regular basis at home so we can tell if we need to make some adjustments. Here are a few options in blood pressure monitors that can help you with this:

OMRON 10 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

iProvèn Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor Watch

Omron Evolv Bluetooth Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

For more ideas on ways to lower blood pressure naturally you may want to check out these books:

Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks–Without Prescription Drugs

Thirty Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control: The “No Pressure” Solution

The Mediterranean DASH Diet Cookbook: Lower Your Blood Pressure and Improve Your Health

Just in case you were wondering here is the equipment I use for filming:

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm and 4K Video – Black

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens

Canon EOS M Mount Adapter

TAKSTAR SGC-598 Interview Microphone for Nikon/Canon Camera/DV Camcorder

Glide Gear TMP100 Adjustable iPad/ Tablet/ Smartphone Teleprompter

HPUSN Softbox Lighting Kit Professional Studio Photography

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