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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.)
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