• Treatments for Hypertension

    The goal of treating hypertension is to reduce blood pressure to within the normal range and maintain it there while keeping any adverse effects of medical treatment to a minimum. The main goal is to avoid and reduce the complications of hypertension. Management of hypertension involves lifestyle changes and medication.
    Specific treatments include the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapies


    High blood pressure. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org/ . Accessed June 18, 2009.

    High blood pressure. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Hbp/HBP%5FWhatIs.html . Updated November 2008. Accessed June 18, 2009.

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