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    1. High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips - Step 2. Learn More About It

      Check the Healthwise Knowledgebase.What do other books or articles say about the problem?What advice or opinions have other people (lay or professional) offered? ...

    2. High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. High Blood Pressure: Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home

    3. High Blood Pressure: Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home

      Key pointsHigh blood pressure often is referred to as the "silent killer, " because it usually has no obvious symptoms and most people cannot tell if their blood pressure is high unless it is measured.Home blood pressure monitors make it easy for people to measure their blood pressure at home. If you are concerned that you might have high blood pressure, or if your family has a history of high ...

    4. High Blood Pressure and Drug Safety

      Some common medicines can raise blood pressure. Which should you avoid when you have high blood pressure?

    5. Atherosclerosis and High Blood Pressure

      High blood pressure is a major cause of atherosclerosis, the artery-clogging process that leads to heart attacks and strokes. Find out more.

    6. Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

      WebMD explains what diastolic and systolic blood pressure numbers mean and why it’s important to keep track of them.

    7. Blood Pressure Numbers: When to Get Help - Topic Overview

      If you check your blood pressure, you may wonder when an abnormal reading means you should call your doctor. This information can help you understand what your blood pressure numbers mean and when you need to call for help.What do blood pressure numbers mean?Your blood pressure consists of two numbers: systolic and diastolic. Someone with a systolic pressure of 117 and a diastolic pressure of 78 has a blood pressure of 117/78, or 117 over 78.Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 (120 over 80).If the first (systolic) number is:OR the second (diastolic) number is:Your blood pressure is:1120 to 13980 to 89Higher than normal (prehypertension)140 to 15990 to 99High 160 or more100 or moreVery highIn general, the lower your blood pressure, the better. A blood pressure reading of less than 90/60 is normal as long as you feel okay. What can cause a short-term change in blood pressure?It's normal for blood pressure to go up and down throughout the day. Things like exercise, stress, and

    8. High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. High Blood Pressure: Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home

    9. High Blood Pressure and Eye Disease

      WebMD experts explain how hypertension can lead to eye disease.

    10. High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. High Blood Pressure: Taking Medicines Properly

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