High Blood Pressure Treatment Directory
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a dangerous condition but usually can be managed with diet, exercise, and medications. The DASH diet is a popular diet recommended for those with hypertension. Cutting sodium, quitting smoking, losing weight, and limiting alcohol are other treatments that can help. Your doctor can help you determine the best drugs for your case. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about risk factors for high blood pressure, its symptoms, treatments, prevention, and more.
Side Effects of High Blood Pressure Medications
WebMD describes the different types of hypertension medications and their possible side effects.
Quit Smoking for Your Heart’s Sake
Smokers are more likely to develop high blood pressure and heart disease. Here are some tips to help you quit smoking.
High Blood Pressure Drugs and How They Work
Antihypertensive medicines can help bring blood pressure back down to a normal range. Find out their names and how they work.
Diuretics for High Blood Pressure
Diurectics are often the first medication to try for high blood pressure (hypertension). They help your body get rid of extra water and salt. What should you know about taking them?
How Can I Get My Blood Pressure Down?
High blood pressure can worsen diabetes , but exercise, changes in your diet, and getting enough sleep can help fight the negative effects.
High Blood Pressure Weight Loss: What to Consider in Addition to Diet and Exercise
When you have high blood pressure, it helps to lose extra weight. Some alternative approaches may help you stick with your diet and exercise plan.
Prehypertension: Risks, Tests, What to Do
WebMD discusses prehypertension -- what it is, why it matters, and what can help you prevent it from becoming high blood pressure.
Shaking a Salt Habit
In the seesaw experts' battle over salt and hypertension, the latest results support a low-sodium diet.
Blood Pressure Medicine for Life?
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, addresses options and concerns around being on blood pressure medication for life.
High Blood Pressure Damage to Arteries
What does high blood pressure do to your arteries? Find out in this animation.
Hypertension Equals Health Risks
Nearly 1 in 3 adult Americans have it. African Americans are especially at risk. Learn why hypertension is called the 'silent killer'.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to High Blood Pressure
See inside the arteries where high blood pressure can lurk without outward symptoms.Pictures help explain the causes, tests, treatments, and remedies to stop this "silent killer."
Slideshow: Exercise Tips for Lowering Blood Pressure
Exercise, along with other lifestyle changes and medication, is important to prevent high blood pressure. While starting a fitness routine may seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be.