High Blood Pressure and Water Pills

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For high blood pressure, diuretics, commonly known as “water pills,” help your body get rid of unneeded water and salt through the urine. Getting rid of excess salt and fluid helps lower blood pressure and can make it easier for … Continue reading

The Right Way to Check Your BP

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When Should I Check my Blood Pressure? Follow your doctor’s instructions for when and how often to check your blood pressure. Keep in mind that certain factors can cause blood pressure to temporarily rise. Blood pressure normally rises as a … 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

Medications That Cause High Blood Pressure

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High Blood Pressure and Drug Safety To make sure your medication for high blood pressure is working effectively, avoid certain other drugs because: Some medicines can make blood pressure rise. If you have high blood pressure to begin with, it … Continue reading