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About High Blood Pressure
What is hypertension or high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as HBP or hypertension, is a widely misunderstood medical condition. Some people think that those with hypertension are tense, nervous or hyperactive, but hypertension has nothing to do with personality traits. The truth is, you can be a calm, relaxed person and still have HBP.
The Salty Six: Are the Foods You Eat Most Often High in Sodium?
The American Heart Association explains the "salty six" most commonly eaten foods in the American diet that contain high amounts of sodium.
Broccoli with Jalapeno and Garlic
Tender-crisp broccoli tossed with garlic, jalapeño, cumin, and lime juice is a good complement for almost any Tex-Mex entrée. If you like a lot of heat, leave the ribs and some of the seeds in the jalapeño when you make this dish.
Colorful Tuna Pasta Salad
Some of the best recipes are the simplest, as this flavorful main dish salad proves. You can eat it as soon as you make it or prepare it up to 24 hours in advance.
Managing Blood Pressure with a Heart-Healthy Diet
The American Heart Association explains how to manage high blood pressure with a heart-healthy diet.
What is High Blood Pressure?
What is high blood pressure? What is hypertension? The American Heart Association explains that High blood pressure, also known as HBP, hypertension or the "silent killer" is a widely misunderstood medical condition.
High Blood Pressure and Stroke Brochure
This brochure alerts readers to the fact that high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for stroke. It provides clear directions for treating high blood pressure and reducing the risk of first or recurrent stroke.
Vision Loss and High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to vision loss.
Types of Blood Pressure Medications
The American Heart Association provides information on prescription blood pressure medicines, hypertension medications, over-the-counter blood pressure medications. Some common types of blood pressure prescriptions are Diuretics, Beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin II receptor blockers, Calcium channel blockers, Alpha blockers, Alpha-2 Receptor Agonist, Combined alpha and beta-blockers, Central agonists, Peripheral adrenergic inhibitors, Blood vessel dilators, or vasodilators,
Instructional Video - Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home
The American Heart Association offers this video teaching how to monitor your blood pressure at home with an at-home blood pressure monitor to help manage your high blood pressure.