Managing Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is called the silent killer for a very good reason. High blood pressure is defined as the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently high. It usually has no symptoms but can pose a major risk of many health issues such as heart disease and stroke. And these diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States.

Contact Doral Health and Wellness and talk to our primary care doctors if you need help managing your blood pressure. They are the best doctors in Brooklyn, and they can help and work you with your condition. Doral Health and Wellness also has an urgent care facility that can provide you emergency medical assistance should you need one. 

There are effective ways to lower your blood pressure levels, and this may include:

  • Exercise more, and more, and more – aerobic and resistance exercise can definitely help in lowering blood pressure. Aerobic exercise forces blood vessels to expand, keeping them flexible.
  • Eat less salt – cutting down on salt intake is probably one of the most important ways to lower blood pressure. Swap out processed foods with fresh ones, and try seasoning your food with herbs and spices rather than using salt
  • Lose weight – the ideal body mass index is between 18.5 and 24.9. Losing weight is a great help in lowering your blood pressure, the effect is even more significant if you exercise on a regular basis
  • Eat potassium-rich food – potassium helps your body get rid of sodium and helps ease pressure on your blood vessels. Foods rich in potassium includes leafy greens, fruits, dairy, tuna, nuts, and beans
  • Stress management – chronic stress is a great contributor to high blood pressure, find ways to manage stress
  • Eat dark chocolate and cocoa – these foods contain plant compound that help relax blood vessels and lowering blood pressure
  • Adapt DASH Diet – DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, which was specifically created to lower blood pressure
  • Quit smoking – smoking can harm the lining of the blood vessels, 
  • Limit alcohol intake – drinking more than the moderate amount of alcohol can raise blood pressure by several levels
  • Enough sleep – get six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep can help prevent high blood pressure
  • Take prescription medications – take your medications exactly as how the doctors prescribe. 

Support from family and friends can also help improve your health.  Because if high blood pressure is left untreated, it can lead to a more serious health complications, such as stroke, heart attack, and kidney damage.

At Doral Health and Wellness, we have a family doctor that can help you manage your blood pressure. For more information you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212 or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at or contact us at if you have any queries. We have the best primary care doctor in Brooklyn to provide you the best comprehensive medical care and health care services.  

For urgent medical emergencies, you can also visit Doral Health and Wellness Urgent Care. We provide urgent care for common illnesses and injuries. Additionally, we also provide comprehensive care for any related injuries and health problems. We also offer other services, such as vaccinations, immunizations and blood testing. For more information you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212 or call us at 1-347-384-5690. Visit us at

391 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
NY 11216
Phone and Fax:
(UC 391) | 718-400-1555 | 718-400-1245

331 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn,
NY 11237
Phone and Fax:
(UC 331) | 718-400-1444 | 718-400-1244

43 Jamaica Avenue , Brooklyn,
NY 11207
Phone and Fax:
(UC 43) | 718-971-1144 | 718-971-1145

5002 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn,
NY 11234
Phone and Fax:
(UC 5002) | 718-400-1222 | 718-400-1247

1797 Pitkin Avenue Brooklyn,
NY 11212

155 Bay Street, Staten Island,
NY 10301
Phone and Fax:
(UC 155) | 718-400-1333 | 718-400-1243