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Treatments for Hypertension

 

The goal of treating hypertension is to lower and keep your blood pressure (BP) within a certain range. Keeping your BP in this range will help to lower the risk of blood vessel damage. This will also lower the risk of:

There is more than one method to treat hypertension. You will need to make some changes in your daily life. This includes taking medicines, eating better foods, and getting exercise. If you have other health problems that make your blood pressure high, they will need to be treated as well.

Treatment may need to be adjusted throughout your lifetime. Stay in touch with your healthcare team, stick to your treatment plan, and go to any scheduled appointments.

Hypertension is treated with:

REFERENCES:

Changes you can make to manage high blood pressure. American Heart Association website. Available at: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure/changes-you-can-make-to-manage-high-blood-pressure. Accessed October 2, 2018.

High blood pressure. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/high-blood-pressure. Accessed October 2, 2018.

Hypertension. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115345/Hypertension. Updated September 12, 2018. Accessed October 2, 2018.

Overview of hypertension. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/cardiovascular-disorders/hypertension/overview-of-hypertension. Updated February 2018. Accessed October 2, 2018.

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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael J. Fucci, DO, FACC
Last Updated: 10/2/2018

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