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  1. High Blood Pressure in Children

    High blood pressure can occur in children too. Find out how to help your child if he has hypertension.

  2. High Blood Pressure Medication Guidelines

    Here are some guidelines to keep mind when taking prescription drugs to treat high blood pressure.

  3. Glossary of High Blood Pressure Terms

    Here are the definitions of words you'll most likely encounter when dealing with high blood pressure.

  4. Checking Your Blood Pressure

    WebMD explains how to check your own blood pressure.

  5. High Blood Pressure and Smoking

    Smokers are more likely to develop high blood pressure and heart disease. Here are some tips to help you quit smoking.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. High Blood Pressure and Drug Safety

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

  10. 6 Cooking Oils Explained: What to Use, What to Avoid

    When you have hypertension, which oils should you make part of your cooking routine?

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