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Medical Minute: Managing High Blood Pressure

Dr. Fernandez del Castillo discusses ways you can help manage hypertension.
Lifestyle changes such as a health-conscious diet, exercise and weight loss can improve your kidney health and lower blood pressure.

DASH Eating Plan
DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a flexible and balanced eating plan that helps create a heart-healthy eating style for life.

AHA Tools for Getting Active
The benefits of regular physical activity are undeniable. The American Heart Association has tools and resources to get you on the right path to a healthier lifestyle.

Medical Minute: Managing High Blood Pressure

About Felipe Fernandez del Castillo, MD

Growing up in the Boston area with both a father and a grandfather who were physicians, it wasn’t surprising that Dr. Felipe Fernandez del Castillo also decided to devote his life to helping others.

As a nephrologist, Dr. Fernandez del Castillo takes care of patients who are having problems with their kidneys. “There’s really two different settings for taking care of patients with kidney disease,” he explains. “We take care...

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