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9 Things to Do This Month to Lower Your Blood Pressure

More than 100 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure. If you’re one of them, these daily tweaks can go a long way towards building a healthier future.

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What Is Resistant High Blood Pressure and How Is It Diagnosed?

Up to 15 percent of people with high blood pressure have resistant hypertension — blood pressure that exceeds guidelines despite medical treatment.

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When to Take Blood Pressure Drugs

Taking hypertension medication at the right time of day may lower your diabetes risk.

Why Statins May Benefit Sleep Apnea Patients

Why Statins May Benefit Sleep Apnea Patients

People with sleep apnea have larger deposits of inflammatory proteins that can damage the blood vessels and lead to heart attacks.

Lower Blood Pressure Goal May Benefit Older Adults

Lower Blood Pressure Goal May Benefit Older Adults

Reducing systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg among adults 75 and older may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death from any cause.

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8 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

A healthy diet—along with a little more exercise—has the potential to dramatically lower blood pressure. Here’s how to get your numbers down.

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The Drugs Used to Treat High Blood Pressure

Many people with high blood pressure need two or more blood pressure-lowering drugs to reach the goal of less than 140/90 mm Hg.

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Drugs That Can Raise Your Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, you should be aware that some prescription medicines and over-the-counter drugs and supplements can easily raise it. Here’s how you can stay safe: