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Blood pressure as a risk factor for valve disease

A recent study, published in PLOS Medicine, stated that high blood pressure can increase the risk of a person to develop mitral regurgitation. The research also suggests that although mitral regurgitation has been previously linked with older age, it may also be preventable.
The overall findings of the study suggest that a controlled blood pressure may be of great importance in reducing the risk of mitral regurgitation.

Below, you can find some tips on how to naturally keep your blood pressure under control:
1. Lose weight if needed
2. Exercise often
3. Keep a healthy diet
4. Limit your salt intake
5. Reduce your alcohol use
6. Quit smoking
7. Consume less caffeine
8. Find activities that reduce your stress
9. Monitor your BP (blood pressure) at home
10. Find a support system

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