DASH Diet, Weight Loss, Exercise and Other Nondrug Strategies to Manage Hypertension

Find out how effective these 3 and 5 additional ACC/AHA-recommended non-drug interventions are at reducing BP (in mm Hg) in adults with hypertension and with normal BP.

The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association hypertension detection and treatment guidelines ​ recommend nonpharmacologic interventions to help prevent and manage hypertension in most adults, hypertension now defined as blood pressure of 130-139/80-90 mm Hg.

According to the ACC/AHA guideline, the interventions in the slide show that follows may be sufficient to prevent hypertension as well as to help individuals with stage 1 hypertension meet blood pressure goals; they are integral to management of stage 2 hypertension in tandem with medication and they are all recommended as the foundation of individual and population approaches to reducing risk of BP-related cardiovascular disease.

Each slide in this guideline topline presents the type of intervention, recommended dose, and expected reduction in BP in adults with hypertension and those with normotension.