Complementary and Alternative Treatments for High Blood Pressure

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There are many different types of complementary and alternative treatments believed to be effective for treating high blood pressure (hypertension). Scientific evidence indicates that a diet that is low in saturated fat and salt and rich in complex carbohydrates (vegetables, … Continue reading

High Blood Pressure and Hypertensive Crisis

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Hypertensive crisis is an umbrella term for hypertensive urgency and hypertensive emergency. These two conditions occur when blood pressure becomes very high, possibly causing organ damage. Hypertensive Urgency Hypertensive urgency occurs when blood pressure spikes — blood pressure readings are … Continue reading

Side Effects of High Blood Pressure Medications

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Any medication can cause side effects, and high blood pressure (HBP) medications are no exception. However, many people do not have side effects from taking hypertension drugs, and often the side effects are mild. Still, it’s important to stay informed … Continue reading