What is the Best Treatment for Hypertension?

High blood pressure can be managed with diet, exercise, and medications.

Lifestyle can change the elevated blood pressure condition in which pressure readings are higher than 120 and less than 80, but below 130/80, such as quit smoking, lose weight, eat right, exercise, limit alcohol and reduce distress. However, blood pressure medications do not cure hypertension but help keep it in a healthier range.

(Medication Directions: Diuretics, or “water pills,” Beta-blockers (particularly effective in people with heart disease.), Calcium-channel blockers, Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), Alpha1-adrenergic blockers, Alpha-beta blockers, Centrally-acting agents, Vasodilators.)

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.