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High Blood Pressure in African-Americans

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Making Your High Blood Pressure Treatment Plan Work

To be sure your high blood pressure treatment plan is working, follow these steps:

  • Check your blood pressure as often as recommended by your doctor.
  • Follow your treatment plan consistently. Let your doctor know right away if you have problems with part of the plan. Your doctor may refer you to other health care professionals who can help.
  • See your doctor as often as requested. Bring your blood pressure records to show your doctor how well the plan is working.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about medication side effects. Know when to call your doctor if there is a problem.

Your knowledge about the risk of high blood pressure in African-Americans is the first step in controlling this condition, so you can remain as healthy as possible for years to come.

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Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on October 31, 2013
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