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    1. 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 .

    2. 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 ...

    3. Blood Pressure Numbers: When to Get Help - 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 ...

    4. Diuretics for High Blood Pressure

      Drug details for Diuretics for high blood pressure.

    5. Other Medicines for High Blood Pressure

      Drug details for Vasodilators for high blood pressure.

    6. High Blood Pressure - 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. ...

    7. 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.

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