- Get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked regularly, and get screened if you’re at risk for diabetes. Ask your doctors about the levels that are right for you.
- Take medication as your doctor prescribes. If your medication cost too much , ask your doctor if it comes in a lower-cost generic form or if you qualify for free medication .
- Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight , losing as little as 10 pounds can help lower your blood pressure and make your heart healthier.