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Medications and Supplements That Can Raise Your Blood Pressure
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Mayo Clinic - A listing of common medications that can affect blood pressure or that can sometimes interfere with medications intended to lower your blood pressure. Mayo Clinic - A listing of common medications that can affect blood pressure or that can sometimes interfere with medications intended to lower your blood pressure. Show less
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
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American Heart Association - Provides clear, complete information on home monitoring, with tips on what monitor to choose, and a video demonstration < ...Show more American Heart Association - Provides clear, complete information on home monitoring, with tips on what monitor to choose, and a video demonstration < http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/SymptomsDiagnosisMonitoringofHighBloodPressure/Instructional-Video_UCM_303324_Article.jsp>. Show less
Heart 360 Cardiovascular Wellness Center
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American Heart Association - A self-help online tool to track and manage your heart health, you can record health data such as blood pressure, weight, and...Show more American Heart Association - A self-help online tool to track and manage your heart health, you can record health data such as blood pressure, weight, and exercise with online trackers, access additional information and resources, and even share your results with your provider. Requires registration. Show less
Exercise: a Drug-free Approach to Lowering High Blood Pressure
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Presents the benefits of exercise for treating hypertension. Presents the benefits of exercise for treating hypertension. Show less
Sodium (Salt or Sodium Chloride)
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American Heart Association - A high-sodium diet may be to blame for much of the development of high blood pressure. This site shows you what sodium does, ...Show more American Heart Association - A high-sodium diet may be to blame for much of the development of high blood pressure. This site shows you what sodium does, how much is in foods, and helps you to reduce the amount of salt in your diet with tables and recipes. Show less
Potassium
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American Heart Association - Provides dietary recommendations for increasing the potassium in your diet, both to blunt the effect of dietary sodium, and t...Show more American Heart Association - Provides dietary recommendations for increasing the potassium in your diet, both to blunt the effect of dietary sodium, and to deal with the potential loss of blood potassium caused by some high blood pressure medications. Notes the need to avoid overdoses, which can occur with supplements, including salt substitutes, in people who also have kidney disease. Show less
DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - A brief fact sheet to help you make healthy food choices. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - A brief fact sheet to help you make healthy food choices. Show less
Your Guide To Lowering Your Blood Pressure With Dash (PDF)
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - The comprehensive publication discusses the DASH eating plan, and includes tips on how to reduce salt and fats in your diet, with sample menus. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - The comprehensive publication discusses the DASH eating plan, and includes tips on how to reduce salt and fats in your diet, with sample menus. Show less
High Blood Pressure and Sex: Overcome the Challenges
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Mayo Clinic - Discusses the challenges to sexual satisfaction that accompany both high blood pressure and its treatment and provides tips for good communication with your doctor. Mayo Clinic - Discusses the challenges to sexual satisfaction that accompany both high blood pressure and its treatment and provides tips for good communication with your doctor. Show less
Erectile Dysfunction
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National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health - Discusses the methods for treating erectile dysfunction which can occur in consequence of high blood pressure and its treatment. National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health - Discusses the methods for treating erectile dysfunction which can occur in consequence of high blood pressure and its treatment. Show less
Sexual Dysfunction in Women
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FamilyDoctor.org, American Academy of Family Physicians - Discusses aspects of sexual dysfunctions, in men and women, which in some cases is related to high blood pressure and its treatment. FamilyDoctor.org, American Academy of Family Physicians - Discusses aspects of sexual dysfunctions, in men and women, which in some cases is related to high blood pressure and its treatment. Show less
Chronic Conditions
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Michael Castleman and SeniorNet - This is an excellent article on coping strategies for chronic conditions. Michael Castleman and SeniorNet - This is an excellent article on coping strategies for chronic conditions. Show less
Stress: Constant Stress Puts Your Health at Risk
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Mayo Clinic - Clear discussion of how stress can affect your health and how to cope, note links to suggested ways to minimize and manage stress. Mayo Clinic - Clear discussion of how stress can affect your health and how to cope, note links to suggested ways to minimize and manage stress. Show less
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