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.
Quit Smoking for Your Heart’s Sake
Smokers are more likely to develop high blood pressure and heart disease. Here are some tips to help you quit smoking.
Taking High Blood Pressure Medication Properly
If you have high blood pressure, taking your medication the right way is key to your success. WebMD gives tips on properly taking your hypertension drugs.
Alternative Treatments for High Blood Pressure
WebMD's guide to complementary and alternative therapies for high blood pressure, such as supplements, stress reduction, and acupuncture.
High Blood Pressure and Beta-Blockers
Beta-blockers are drugs used to treat hypertension. Learn more from WebMD about how they work and their side effects.
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.