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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

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

    3. High Blood Pressure Medication Guidelines

      Here are some guidelines to keep mind when taking prescription drugs to treat 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. Checking Your Blood Pressure

      WebMD explains how to check your own blood pressure.

    7. Glossary of High Blood Pressure Terms

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

    8. High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips - 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? ...

    9. High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. High Blood Pressure: Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home

    10. Blood Pressure Numbers: When to Get Help - 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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