High Blood Pressure Management
Treatment for hypertension comes in many forms lifestyle changes to medication. Learn more from this overview about how to lower blood pressure here.
High Blood Pressure and Smoking
Did you know that people who smoke are more likely to develop hypertension and heart disease? Learn more and get tips on quitting and avoiding a relapse.
Hypertension and Stress
Left unmanaged, stress can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical problems, including coronary artery disease and high blood pressure. Get tips on the warning signs of dangerous stress and learn how to reduce it, while boosting a positive outlook.
Complementary and Alternative Treatment for Hypertension
There are many types of complementary and alternative treatments believed to be effective for treating hypertension. Get the facts on your options.
High Blood Pressure Drugs
Your doctor has hundreds of different high blood pressure drugs to choose from. These medications work in a variety of ways to lower blood pressure.
Calcium Channel Blockers
Calcium channel blockers are drugs used to lower blood pressure. They work by slowing the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessel walls, which makes it easier for the heart to pump and widens blood vessels.
Beta-blockers are drugs used to treat high blood pressure. They block the effects of the sympathetic nervous system on the heart.
Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements
In the past 10 years, many Americans have turned to omega-3 fish oil supplements.
Follow-up Care for High Blood Pressure
The most important element in managing high blood pressure is follow-up care. Here are six tips to keep in mind about follow-up care.
Hypertension Management: In-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
Monitoring your own blood pressure is a good way to keep on top of hypertension.