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  1. DASH Diet Sample Menu - Topic Overview

    DASH is an eating plan that can help lower your blood pressure. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Hypertension is high blood pressure. For more information on the DASH diet,see High Blood Pressure: Using the DASH Diet. Here is a sample menu for the DASH diet. It is based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Breakfast 1 cup corn flakes with 1 teaspoon of sugar 8 ounces low-fat ...

  2. High Blood Pressure: Taking Medicines Properly

    High blood pressure is a lifelong disease that, if not controlled, can lead to heart or kidney disease and stroke. Even though you may not feel sick when you have high blood pressure, taking your medicine exactly as directed helps lower your risk for these conditions. The amount and types of medications you take will depend on your blood pressure reading, whether you have organ damage from high ..

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Prehypertension: Are You at Risk?

    WebMD explains the latest blood pressure guidelines, including information on prehypertension, an increasingly common condition that increases the chance of high blood pressure.

  6. An Overview of High Blood Pressure Treatment

    Treatment overview for high blood pressure, including lifestyle changes, drugs, and follow-ups with your doctor.

  7. Combination Treatment for Hypertension

    WebMD explains combination treatment for hypertension, often used if high blood pressure is out of control.

  8. High Blood Pressure and ACE Inhibitors

    Learn more from WebMD about the use of ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure.

  9. 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.

  10. High Blood Pressure and Diuretics (Water Pills)

    Diuretics are an important treatment for high blood pressure. Learn more from WebMD about how "water pills" work and their side effects.

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