Marginally elevated blood pressure
may improve with changes in lifestyle
such as weight loss, more exercise
and reduction in salt intake. If these
measures are not successful, then drug
treatment may be needed.
However, once medication has started,
it is essential to continue with the
treatment on a long-term basis, which
is likely to be life-long for most people.
It is also important to complement the
treatment with a healthy lifestyle.
Drugs used to treat high blood