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.
Complementary and Alternative Treatments for High Blood Pressure
Find out how yoga, meditation, supplements, and other complementary and alternative treatments may help you manage high blood pressure.
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?
Beta-Blockers for High Blood Pressure
Beta-blockers slow down your heart and ease its pumping strength. What should you know about taking them? What side effects could you have?
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.
High Blood Pressure: How Diet and Exercise Help
WebMD interviews diet expert Dean Ornish, MD, on the relationship between food and high blood pressure (hypertension). Learn how diet changes can improve your blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
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.
High Blood Pressure Damage to Arteries
What does high blood pressure do to your arteries? Find out in this animation.
Blood Pressure Medicine for Life?
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, addresses options and concerns around being on blood pressure medication for life.
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.
Slideshow: 13 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure
Can you eat your way to lower blood pressure? These food picks can help you do just that.