Overview

Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), increases the risk of heart attack, stroke & other health problems. Learn HBP symptoms & get treatment under an MD's care.[read article]

Tests for High Blood Pressure

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Blood Pressure Monitoring
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Ophthalmoscopy is usually part of a routine eye test to screen for eye diseases. It looks at the back of the eye. The back of the eye is called the fundus. It consi...  More
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C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. C-reactive protein is also called high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, wh...  More
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Self Care for High Blood Pressure

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Weight Reduction
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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring
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Lifestyle Modification
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Relaxation techniques include behavioral therapeutic approaches that differ widely in philosophy, methodology, and practice. The primary goal is usually non-directe...  More
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Decrease Alcohol Intake
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70 percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes would like to quit.  More
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Alcohol Abstinence
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Avoid Smoking
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Prescribed Medications for High Blood Pressure

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LISINOPRIL (lyse IN oh pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used to protect the heart immedia...  More
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ATENOLOL (a TEN oh lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high b...  More
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NIFEDIPINE (nye FED i peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, wh...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medici...  More
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DILTIAZEM (dil TYE a zem) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, whic...  More
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METOPROLOL (me TOE proe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat h...  More
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DOXAZOSIN (dox AY zoe sin) is an antihypertensive. It works by relaxing the blood vessels. It is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men and to trea...  More
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MINOXIDIL (mi NOX i dill) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to treat h...  More
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PINDOLOL (PIN doe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high bl...  More
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BUMETANIDE (byoo MET a nide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood...  More
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BISOPROLOL (bis OH proe lol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat hi...  More
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TIMOLOL (TYE moe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blo...  More
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CHLOROTHIAZIDE (klor oh THYE a zide) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medicine is used to ...  More
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INDAPAMIDE (in DAP a mide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood p...  More
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TORSEMIDE (TORE se mide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood pre...  More
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ACEBUTOLOL (a se BYOO toe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat...  More
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METOLAZONE (me TOLE a zone) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medicine is used to treat hig...  More
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NISOLDIPINE (NYE sole di peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels,...  More
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BETAXOLOL (be TAX oh lol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high ...  More
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EPLERENONE (e PLER en one) is used to treat high blood pressure. This medicine is also used to improve symptoms of heart failure.  More
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ATENOLOL; CHLORTHALIDONE (a TEN oh lole; klor THAL i done) is a combination of a beta-blocker and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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NEBIVOLOL (ne BIV oh lol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high ...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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PENBUTOLOL (pen BYOO toe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat ...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; TRIAMTERENE (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; trye AM ter een) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and lose the extra water from your body...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; PROPRANOLOL (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; proe PRAN oh lole) is a combination of a diuretic and a beta-blocker. It is used to treat high blood...  More
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HYDRALAZINE; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE, HCTZ (hye DRAL a zeen; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a vasodilator and a diuretic. It is used to treat high bl...  More
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AMILORIDE; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (a MIL oh ride; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of two types of diuretics. It helps you make more urine and to lose ex...  More
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BENDROFLUMETHIAZIDE; NADOLOL (ben droe floo meth EYE a zide; nay DOE lole) is a combination of a beta-blocker and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood pressur...  More
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METOPROLOL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (me TOE proe lole; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a beta-blocker and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood p...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; SPIRONOLACTONE (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; speer on oh LAK tone) is a combination of two types of diuretics. It helps you make more urine an...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; METHYLDOPA (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; meth ill DOE pa) is a combination of a diuretic and another medicine used to lower blood pressure. It...  More
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chlorthalidone-clonidine(Combipres , Clorpres)
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VERAPAMIL (ver AP a mil) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which...  More
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PROPRANOLOL (proe PRAN oh lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat...  More
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FUROSEMIDE (fyoor OH se mide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high bloo...  More
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ENALAPRIL (e NAL a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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LOSARTAN (loe SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure and to reduce the risk of stroke in certain patients. This drug also slows the progression of kidney dis...  More
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RAMIPRIL (ra MI pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or other vascular event in people who are at high risk. It is al...  More
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AMLODIPINE (am LOE di peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, wh...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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TERAZOSIN (ter AY zoe sin) is an antihypertensive. It works by relaxing the blood vessels. It is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men and to trea...  More
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SPIRONOLACTONE (speer on oh LAK tone) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood...  More
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CAPTOPRIL (KAP toe pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is used to treat heart damage after a heart a...  More
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PRAZOSIN (PRA zoe sin) is an antihypertensive. It works by relaxing the blood vessels. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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CARVEDILOL (KAR ve dil ol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high...  More
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TRIAMTERENE (trye AM ter een) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat edema or swelling ...  More
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VALSARTAN (val SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is also used to treat patients with heart failure and patients who have had a heart attack.  More
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IRBESARTAN (ir be SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure. This drug also slows down the progression of kidney disease in diabetic patients.  More
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RESERPINE (re SER peen) is an antihypertensive. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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BENAZEPRIL (ben AY ze pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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CANDESARTAN (kan des AR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure in children and adults. This drug is also used to treat adults with heart failure.  More
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CHLORTHALIDONE (klor THAL i done) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medicine is used to tre...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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NICARDIPINE (nye KAR de peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, ...  More
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AMILORIDE (a MIL oh ride) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose excess water from your body. This medicine is used in combination with other medic...  More
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HYDRALAZINE (hye DRAL a zeen) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to tre...  More
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NADOLOL (nay DOE lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blo...  More
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FELODIPINE (fe LOE di peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, wh...  More
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QUINAPRIL (KWIN a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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FOSINOPRIL (foe SIN oh pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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LABETALOL (la BET a lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high ...  More
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TRANDOLAPRIL (tran DOLE a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to treat patients who have heart failure fo...  More
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ISRADIPINE (iz RA di peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, whi...  More
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MOEXIPRIL (moe EX i pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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ALISKIREN (a lis KYE ren) is a renin inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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ALISKIREN; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (a lis KYE ren; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a renin inhibitor and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood pr...  More
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ALISKIREN; VALSARTAN (a lis KYE ren; val SAR tan) is a combination of a renin inhibitor and an angiotensin II antagonist. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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AMLODIPINE; BENAZEPRIL (am LOE di peen; ben AY ze pril) is a combination of two drugs. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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AMLODIPINE; OLMESARTAN (am LOE di peen; all mi SAR tan) is a combination of a calcium channel blocker and an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. This medicine is us...  More
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AMLODIPINE; TELMISARTAN (am LOE di peen; tel mi SAR tan) is a combination of a calcium channel blocker and an angiotensin II antagonist. This medicine is used to tr...  More
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AMLODIPINE; VALSARTAN (am LOE di peen; val SAR tan) is a combination of a calcium channel blocker and an angiotensin II antagonist. This medicine is used to treat h...  More
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BENAZEPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (ben AY ze pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood p...  More
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CANDESARTAN; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (kan de SAR tan; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a drug that relaxes blood vessels and a diuretic. It is used to ...  More
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CAPTOPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (KAP toe pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood pres...  More
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CLEVIDIPINE is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which can reduce t...  More
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ENALAPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (e NAL a pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood pres...  More
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EPROSARTAN; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (ep roe SAR tan; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a drug that relaxes blood vessels and a diuretic. It is used to t...  More
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FENOLDOPAM is a vasodilator that relaxes blood vessels. It is used to reduce blood pressure in a hypertensive (high blood pressure) emergency, and during or after s...  More
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FOSINOPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (foe SIN oh pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood ...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; IRBESARTAN (hye dro klor oh THYE a zide; ir be SAR tan) is a combination of a drug that is a diuetic and one that relaxes blood vessels. It is ...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; LISINOPRIL (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; lyse IN oh pril) is a combination of a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood ...  More
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LOSARTAN; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (loe SAR tan; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a drug that relaxes blood vessels and a diuretic. It is used to treat ...  More
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MOEXIPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (moe EX i pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of of a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood ...  More
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QUINAPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (KWIN a pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood press...  More
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TELMISARTAN; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (tel mi SAR tan; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a drug that relaxes blood vessels and a diuretic. It is used to ...  More
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VALSARTAN;HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (val SAR tan; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a drug that relaxes blood vessels and a diuretic. It is used to treat ...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; OLMESARTAN (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; all mi SAR tan) is a combination of a diuretic and a drug that relaxes blood vessels. It is used to t...  More
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TRANDOLAPRIL; VERAPAMIL (tran DOLE a pril; ver AP a mil) is a combination of two drugs. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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Herbs and Supplements for High Blood Pressure What's this?

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Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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Numerous controlled trials have examined the effects of oral garlic on serum lipids. Long-term effects on lipids or cardiovascular morbidity and mortality remain un...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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The Romans used lime (calcium oxide), clacked lime (calcium hydroxide), and hydraulic cement in construction works. Calcium (Latin calx , meaning lime) was first is...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Extracts of leaves from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni have been used for many years in traditional treatment of diabetes in South America. Paraguay's rural and ind...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. CoQ10 levels are reported to decrease with age and to be low...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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The Romans used lime (calcium oxide), clacked lime (calcium hydroxide), and hydraulic cement in construction works. Calcium (Latin calx , meaning lime) was first is...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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The Hibiscus genus contains several species, many of which have been used medicinally. For instance, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis has been documented in the ancient India...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Vitamin D is found in many dietary sources such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil. The sun also contributes significantly to the daily production of ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Honey is a sweet, viscid fluid produced by honeybees ( Apis melliflera ) from the nectar of flowers. It is generally recognized as safe (GRAS), but there have been ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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L-arginine was first isolated in 1886. In 1932, scientists learned that L-arginine is needed to create urea, a waste product that is necessary for toxic ammonia to ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Taurine, or 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, was originally discovered in ox ( Bos taurus ) bile and was named after taurus, or bull. A nonessential amino acid-like comp...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Pycnogenol® is the patented trade name for a water extract of the bark of the French maritime pine ( Pinus pinaster ssp. atlantica ), which is grown in coastal...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Reishi mushroom ( Ganoderma lucidum ), also known as ling zhi in China, grows wild on decaying logs and tree stumps. Reishi occurs in six different colors, but the ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Two parts of the safflower are primarily used: the flower itself and safflower seeds. There are two types of safflower oil with corresponding types of safflowe...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Soy is a subtropical plant native to southeastern Asia. This member of the pea family (Fabaceae) grows from 1-5 feet tall and forms clusters of 3-5 pods that each c...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The black currant shrub is native to Europe and parts of Asia and is particularly popular in Eastern Europe and Russia. Traditional herbalists uphold that black cur...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Lactobacilli are bacteria that normally live in the human small intestine and vagina. Lactobacillus acidophilus is generally considered to be beneficial because it ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Beta-glucan is a soluble fiber derived from the cell walls of algae, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and plants. It is commonly used for its cholesterol-lowering effects. ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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American hellebore is a perennial plant native to the swampy areas and moist meadows of the eastern and western United States. The root and rhizome of American hell...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan. The synthesis and release of melatonin are stimulated by darkness a...  More
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The term ginseng refers to several species of the genus Panax . For more than 2,000 years, the roots of this slow-growing plant have been valued in Chinese medicine...  More
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Green tea is made from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis , a perennial evergreen shrub. Green tea has a long history of use, dating back to China approximately ...  More
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Alternative Procedures for High Blood Pressure What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Efficacy Grade B
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Various forms of meditation have been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, with many techniques originating in Eastern religious practices. In mod...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Relaxation techniques include behavioral therapeutic approaches that differ widely in philosophy, methodology, and practice. The primary goal is usually non-directe...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Overview : Chiropractic is a health care discipline that focuses on the relationship between musculoskeletal structure (primarily the spine) and body function ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Various forms of therapeutic superficial tissue manipulation have been practiced for thousands of years across cultures. Chinese use of massage dates to 1600 BC, an...  More
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Chiropractic Manipulation
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