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Hypertension/High Blood Pressure Health Center

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High Blood Pressure - Prevention

A heart-healthy lifestyle can help you prevent high blood pressure. These changes are especially important for people who have risk factors for high blood pressure that cannot be changed, including family history, race, or age.

Here are some things you can do:

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About High Blood Pressure

You and your doctor are a team. You should ask questions about any concerns you may have, so that you understand what's going on with your health. If you’re concerned about your blood pressure, or if your doctor is, start by asking these questions: What is my blood pressure? What should my blood pressure be? What kind of diet should I follow to help control my blood pressure? How much should I weigh? Can you recommend a diet or eating plan to help me reach that weight? How m...

Read the Questions to Ask Your Doctor About High Blood Pressure article > >

For help with all of these, see the Living With High Blood Pressure section of this topic.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: September 30, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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