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Hypertension/High Blood Pressure Health Center

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  1. High Blood Pressure - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for high blood pressure depends on the severity of the disease and whether you have other health problems, such as heart failure or diabetes, or you are pregnant. Your doctor may want you to try lifestyle changes first, including losing weight, increasing activity, and eating a balanced diet. If your blood pressure is above a certain level, your doctor may prescribe medication along ...

  2. High Blood Pressure - Topic Overview

    The U.S. National Institutes of Health publishes guidelines for doctors on high blood pressure classification and treatment. The guidelines are called the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee (JNC 7) on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure.1If you have high blood pressure, your doctor will give you a blood pressure goal that is based on your health. For example, your goal will depend on whether you have other conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, coronary artery disease, or chronic kidney disease. Be sure you know your blood pressure goal.Blood pressure classification Blood pressure Classification140/90 or aboveHigh120/80 to 139/89Prehypertension119/79 or belowNormalTreatment for high blood pressureBlood pressureTreatmentBlood pressure of 120–139 over 80–89 (prehypertension)Lifestyle changesHigh blood pressure of 140–159 over 90–99Lifestyle changes, possibly medicinesHigh blood pressure of 160 over 100 or higherMedicines

  3. 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 ...

  4. High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips - 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 .

  5. High Blood Pressure - Topic Overview

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

  6. Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure

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

  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. High Blood Pressure in Children

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

  10. High Blood Pressure Medication Guidelines

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

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