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Taking Your Blood Pressure

You can take your own blood pressure reading using a digital monitor.

Understanding High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measure of the force of moving blood against artery walls. When blood pressure is high, this strains the heart.

Managing High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can be managed with healthy lifestyle changes and medications. Regular monitoring of your blood pressure is also important.

Managing Risk Factors

Certain things make high blood pressure more likely. These are called risk factors. Addressing risk factors may improve blood pressure. It also lowers the chances of having serious heart problems.


Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force at which blood flows through the large blood vessels from the heart.

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