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  1. High Blood Pressure - Other Treatment

    In addition to making lifestyle changes, several other nondrug methods of reducing blood pressure can be tried.None of the methods listed below are proven to consistently lower high blood pressure. However, these methods generally are considered to be safe and may have other benefits besides lowering blood pressure.Although there may be an association between a particular stressful situation and .

  2. High Blood Pressure - Cause

    Many different factors are linked to high blood pressure, including obesity; drinking 3 or more alcoholic beverages a day; high salt intake; aging; a sedentary lifestyle; stress; low potassium, magnesium, and calcium intake; and resistance to insulin.2, 3Primary, or essential, high blood pressure accounts for 95% of all cases of hypertension.4Secondary high blood pressure, which is caused by ...

  3. Prehypertension - Topic Overview

    Prehypertension is blood pressure that is higher than normal but not high enough to be high blood pressure.

  4. High Blood Pressure in Children

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

  5. Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure

    Find out the risk factors for high blood pressure from the experts at WebMD.

  6. High Blood Pressure Medication Guidelines

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

  7. Checking Your Blood Pressure

    WebMD explains how to check your own blood pressure.

  8. Glossary of High Blood Pressure Terms

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

  9. Healthwise Self-Care Checklist - 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? ...

  10. Healthwise Self-Care Checklist - Step 1. Observe the Problem

    When did it start? What are the symptoms?If you have pain, is it a dull ache or stabbing pain?Measure your vital signs: temperature, pulse, breaths (respiration rate), and blood pressure.Think back: Have you had this problem before?What did you do for it?Have there been any recent changes in your life (stress, medications, food, exercise, etc.)?Does anyone else at home or work have these symptoms?

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