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10 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

People with hypertension often need several medications to control blood pressure. But lifestyle changes can ratchet it down too, and maybe even eliminate the need for drugs.
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How to lower blood pressure

by Anne Harding

People with hypertension often need several medications to control blood pressure. But lifestyle changes can ratchet it down too, and maybe even eliminate the need for drugs.

"Anybody who has hypertension should be encouraged to work with their physician to try various things that might help them lower their blood pressure without the use of pharmacologic agents," says Matthew Burg, PhD, an associate clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Here are 10 au naturel ways to lower your blood pressure.

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