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  1. 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 ...

  2. Home Blood Pressure Test

    A home blood pressure test allows you to keep track of your blood pressure at home. Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood inside an artery.

  3. Prehypertension - Topic Overview

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

  4. Physical Exam for High Blood Pressure

    The extent of the physical exam and the level of detail in your doctor's questions depend on how high your blood pressure is and whether you have other risk factors for heart disease. People who have many risk factors may have a more detailed evaluation.The exam includes:Your medical history to evaluate risk factors.Two or more blood pressure measurements. Measurements may be taken from both the .

  5. Automated Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring - Topic Overview

    An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small device that is worn throughout the day,usually for 24 or 48 hours. The device periodically inflates and takes blood pressure measurements,which are recorded for later printout and analysis. The devices are usually loaned by a clinic or hospital. Ambulatory blood pressure monitors are valuable for diagnosing and treating high blood pressure in ...

  6. High Blood Pressure and Erectile Dysfunction: Working With Your Doctor

    High blood pressure can cause erection problems. This article discusses how to work together with your doctor for the best treatment.

  7. High Blood Pressure Drugs

    There is a huge variety of drugs to treat high blood pressure. Learn more about each type.

  8. Taking High Blood Pressure Drugs Properly

    If you have high blood pressure, taking your medication the right way is key to your success. Find out how to properly take your hypertension drugs.

  9. Heart-Healthy Diet and Exercise

    These lifestyle tips -- including advice about diet, exercise, stress, and smoking -- can help you gain a healthy heart.

  10. High Blood Pressure and Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

    High blood pressure can cause erection problems. This article talks about the standard and alternative treatment options doctors recommend.

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