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High Blood Pressure - Treatment Overview

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Medicines control-but usually don't cure-high blood pressure. So you will probably need to take them for the rest of your life. Most people need to take two or more medicines.

High Blood Pressure: Should I Take Medicine?

Some people find it hard to take their medicines properly. They may feel it's too much trouble-especially when they don't feel sick. Or they're worried about side effects. Some people find it hard to keep track of when and how to take their medicines.

If you have trouble taking high blood pressure medicines for any reason, talk to your doctor.

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One Man's Story:

Tyrell, 35

"I learned that it doesn't matter how healthy you feel-if you have high blood pressure, you're sick and you'd better do something about it."-Tyrell

Read more about Tyrell and why he started taking his medicines properly.

This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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Last Updated: September 30, 2014
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