High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Women's Health Tips: High Blood Pressure: Talk about It!

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Author: HealthyWomen
Published by: National Women's Health Resource Center, Inc., January 2009

Understanding what high blood pressure is all about doesn't get much easier than this: Women's Health Tips: High Blood Pressure: Talk about it! This new 2-page tip sheet will help you have a Heart-to-Heart conversation with your health care professional about your blood pressure and your risk for heart disease. Order your copy now!


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Take Time to Talk About High Blood Pressure: Heart-to-Heart

Author: HealthyWomen
Published by: National Women's Health Resource Center, Inc., January 2009

Take time to talk about high blood pressure: Heart-to-Heart. Learn blood pressure ranges and questions to ask your health care professional from this new, easy-to-read postcard. Take it with you to your next medical appointment. 


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Passport to Good Health

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Author: HealthyWomen and American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Published by: National Women's Health Resource Center, Inc., December 2010

Keep your health information organized with HealthyWomen and AANP's Passport to Good Health—a compact health record-keeping tool. Containing blood pressure and cholesterol screening ranges, preventive health screening details and schedule, vaccination schedule, personal record-keeping grids and more, it's the perfect place to keep track of personal health information and screening results.


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Coping With Heart Disease

by Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH

woman with groceriesIf you've had a heart attack, a stroke, or even just been diagnosed with some form of cardiovascular disease, you're probably reeling with shock and filled with questions. How will this change my life? What does this mean for my family? Am I going to die?

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Who's Who for Treating High Blood Pressure

group of doctorsHow well is your health care professional doing at helping you manage your high blood pressure? According to the studies, not too well. Physicians tend to significantly overestimate how well their patients manage their high blood pressure; wait too long to recommend medication (and even then often don't prescribe it according to national guidelines); and suggest lifestyle changes to fewer than half their patients with high blood pressure.

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Medications to Treat High Blood Pressure

dictionaryEven if you make all recommended lifestyle changes to reduce your blood pressure, it may remain high (although not as high as if you didn't make any changes!). That's when medication is needed. There are currently seven primary classes of blood pressure lowering medications, as shown below. You may need to take more than one drug. Studies find that most people with hypertension need at least two medications to bring their blood pressure into line.

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Your Heart Health Numbers

Now that you know your numbers, what do they mean? The chart below will help you make sense of these often-confusing, always-important digits. Get tips for lowering high blood pressure and high cholesterol

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Your Risk for Heart Disease

serious business woman1. Being a woman does not let you off the hook for heart disease.

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When I read about young athletes dying suddenly from a heart problem, I wonder if I should have my teenaged sons tested. Is there such a test? Our family has a history of heart disease.

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