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  1. Direct Renin Inhibitors for High Blood Pressure

    Drug details for direct renin inhibitors for high blood pressure.

  2. DASH Diet Sample Menu - 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: Using the DASH Diet

  3. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors for High Blood Pressure

    Drug details for ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure.

  4. Secondary High Blood Pressure - Topic Overview

    Secondary high blood pressure is high blood pressure that is caused by another disease or condition. It can also be caused by certain medicines. If your doctor thinks that you may have secondary high blood pressure, you may need tests to diagnose other health problems. Your doctor will also check the medicines that you take, because some medicines can cause high blood pressure as a side effect.If your doctor can treat the cause of the high blood pressure, it might lower your blood pressure.What causes secondary high blood pressure?Causes of secondary high blood pressure include:Kidney disease, such as narrowing of the kidney arteries.Certain medicines, such as birth control pills, amphetamines, appetite suppressants, some antidepressants, steroids, and some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).Hormone related diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, or Cushing's disease.Drinking a lot of alcohol (such as more than three drinks a day).Narrowing of the aorta

  5. Beta-Blockers for High Blood Pressure

    Drug details for Beta-blockers for high blood pressure.

  6. Home Blood Pressure Test

    A home blood pressure test allows you to keep track of your blood pressure at home. Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood inside an artery.

  7. Other Medicines for High Blood Pressure

    Drug details for Vasodilators for high blood pressure.

  8. Physical Exam for High Blood Pressure

    The extent of the physical exam and the level of detail in your doctor's questions depend on how high your blood pressure is and whether you have other risk factors for heart disease. People who have many risk factors may have a more detailed evaluation.The exam includes:Your medical history to evaluate risk factors.Two or more blood pressure measurements. Measurements may be taken from both the .

  9. Arturo's Story: Getting Support for Making a Change - Arturo's story

    The neighbors can set their clocks by Arturo and his wife,Rosa. Every morning at 6:30 a.m. and every evening at 6:30 p.m.,they walk out their front door for their 30-minute walk. "It’s kind of a neighborhood joke," Arturo,58,says. "People literally look at their watch and laugh when we go by." But the walks themselves are no joke. They've been a part of Arturo’s life for 2 years now. ...

  10. High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips - Topic Overview

    DASH diet The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet can help you lower your blood pressure. It includes eating fruits,vegetables,and low-fat or nonfat dairy foods. For more information on the DASH diet,see: High Blood Pressure: Using the DASH Diet Sample Menu for the DASH Diet Follow these daily recommendations: The DASH eating plan Food Recommended servings Examples Low-fat ...

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