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Hypertension Treatment: Mind

Overview

Stress is a risk factor for hypertension. Hormones released by your body when you are under stress can increase your blood pressure. Do what you can to identify the big and little stressors in your life. Reduce or eliminate your exposure to them, and/or learn how to relate to them differently. Your stress response depends a lot on how you perceive things. This is why some things are very stressful to some individuals, while they hardly register for others.

In addition to helping ease your high blood pressure, relaxation therapies can have a number of other benefits for your body, mind and spirit.

Regular exercise is recommended for people with hypertension. Movement helps reduce stress and provides numerous other benefits.

Treatments

Effect of Relaxation Therapies on Hypertension

Relaxation therapies may help counteract the stress response that can cause or worsen hypertension.

Read more about Hypertension and Relaxation Therapies.

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