Living With High Blood Pressure

Many people in the United States are living with high blood pressure today. In fact, more than 65 million Americans have this condition. Fortunately, it can be treated in a number of ways. In many cases, blood pressure can be reduced by making lifestyle changes, such as:
 
  • Becoming more physically active
  • Following a healthy diet
  • Losing weight.
 
For those people who are unable to manage high blood pressure through lifestyle changes alone, blood pressure medication (either a single drug or a combination of drugs) may be necessary. Some of these medications include:
 
  • Beta blockers
  • Diuretics
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs).
 
(Click High Blood Pressure Treatment to learn more about this topic, including whether reducing your salt intake makes a difference.)

Living With High Blood Pressure

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