High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, may make it harder to fight off infections and may put you at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications. Eating healthy foods, exercising and knowing your blood pressure all play an important role in helping maintain or lower your blood pressure.
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many of us into housebound creatures, oftentimes moving less and eating more. In some ways, it's created the perfect storm for developing high blood pressure or letting it get out of control. Healthy eating and exercise can help prevent and stave off high blood pressure. A cardiologist weighs in.