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  1. Prehypertension - Topic Overview

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

  2. Tyrell's Story: Taking Pills for High Blood Pressure - Tyrell's story

    When Tyrell’s doctor told him he had high blood pressure,he was shocked. "I thought,'Hey,I'm a physical fitness trainer. I'm in great shape. How could I have high blood pressure?'" He knew that both of his parents have high blood pressure. And one of his uncles recently had a stroke. But Tyrell had always been kind of a health nut. It just didn't seem possible that he could be sick. "My ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Beta-Blockers for High Blood Pressure

    Drug details for Beta-blockers for high blood pressure.

  5. 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 ..

  6. Direct Renin Inhibitors for High Blood Pressure

    Drug details for direct renin inhibitors for high blood pressure.

  7. High Blood Pressure - When to Call a Doctor

    Call or other emergency services immediately if you have any of the following symptoms: A sudden, severe headacheChest pain (angina)Other symptoms of a heart attackSymptoms of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)Call a doctor immediately if you have high blood pressure and:Your blood pressure is usually normal or well controlled, but it suddenly goes well above the normal range on more ...

  8. DASH Diet and High Blood Pressure

    What is the DASH diet and how can it help people with high blood pressure? Find out more.

  9. 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.

  10. An Overview of High Blood Pressure Treatment

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

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