The Basics

What if I have high blood pressure?
If you have high blood pressure, talk to a doctor. You may need medicine to control your blood pressure.

Print out this list of questions to ask your doctor about blood pressure External Links Disclaimer Logo.

To lower your blood pressure, take these steps:

Small changes can add up. For example, losing just 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure. To learn more, check out this guide to lowering high blood pressure [PDF – 269 KB].

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