High Blood Pressure Treatment Directory
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a dangerous condition but usually can be managed with diet, exercise, and medications. The DASH diet is a popular diet recommended for those with hypertension. Cutting sodium, quitting smoking, losing weight, and limiting alcohol are other treatments that can help. Your doctor can help you determine the best drugs for your case. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about risk factors for high blood pressure, its symptoms, treatments, prevention, and more.
Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
WebMD explains the link between diabetes and high blood pressure.
High Blood Pressure Treatment
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure.
Ankle-Brachial Index Test
This test is done by measuring blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while a person is at rest. Measurements are then repeated at both sites after 5 minutes of walking on a treadmill. The ankle - brachial index (ABI) result is used to predict the severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A decrease in the ABI result with exercise is a sensitive indicator that significant PAD is probably
Tips for Taking High Blood Pressure Drugs
WebMD offers guidelines for taking prescription drugs to treat high blood pressure.
High Blood Pressure Weight Loss: What to Consider in Addition to Diet and Exercise
When you have high blood pressure, it helps to lose extra weight. Some alternative approaches may help you stick with your diet and exercise plan.
Natural High Blood Pressure Treatment
High blood pressure treatment isn't limited to drugs. Natural treatments such as meditation and diet can have a significant effect.
High Blood Pressure: How Diet and Exercise Help
WebMD interviews diet expert Dean Ornish, MD, on the relationship between food and high blood pressure (hypertension). Learn how diet changes can improve your blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
Prehypertension: Risks, Tests, What to Do
WebMD discusses prehypertension -- what it is, why it matters, and what can help you prevent it from becoming high blood pressure.
High Blood Pressure Damage to Arteries
What does high blood pressure do to your arteries? Find out in this animation.
Blood Pressure Medicine for Life?
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, addresses options and concerns around being on blood pressure medication for life.
Hypertension Equals Health Risks
Nearly 1 in 3 adult Americans have it. African Americans are especially at risk. Learn why hypertension is called the 'silent killer'.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to High Blood Pressure
See inside the arteries where high blood pressure can lurk without outward symptoms.Pictures help explain the causes, tests, treatments, and remedies to stop this "silent killer."
Slideshow: Exercise Tips for Lowering Blood Pressure
Exercise, along with other lifestyle changes and medication, is important to prevent high blood pressure. While starting a fitness routine may seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be.