In-depth

Alternative medicine

Herbal supplement interactions

Causes

Chronic kidney disease

Cushing syndrome

Drug addiction

Hypothermia

Medications and supplements that can raise your blood pressure

Molar pregnancy

Spider bites

Complications

Guillain-Barre syndrome

High blood pressure and sex

High blood pressure dangers

High blood pressure is a risk factor for more than heart disease. Discover what complications high blood pressure can cause.

Sleep apnea, obstructive

Definition

High blood pressure: Can you prevent it?

Lifestyle and home remedies

Blood pressure tip: Get more potassium

Blood pressure tip: Get off the couch

Blood pressure tip: Know alcohol limits

Blood pressure tip: Stress out no more

Blood pressure tip: Watch the caffeine

Blood pressure tip: Watch your weight

DASH diet

DASH diet

DASH diet tips

The DASH diet doesn't have to be difficult. These tips can help you shop and cook according to DASH diet principles.

DASH recommended servings

The DASH diet emphasizes whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. This table of recommended servings can help you plan meals.

High blood pressure and exercise

Medication-free hypertension control

Sample DASH menus

Sleep tips

Stress and high blood pressure

Risk factors

Birth control pill FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.

Coarctation of the aorta

Diabetes

Diabetes affects how your body uses blood sugar. Too much blood sugar over long periods can cause serious health problems, but treatments are available.

Do you know your blood pressure?

Heart disease risk calculator

Find out your heart disease risk and what you can do to reduce it.

Polycystic kidney disease

What's your high blood pressure risk?

Symptoms

Dizziness

Preeclampsia

Snoring

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Tests and diagnosis

Blood pressure chart

Blood pressure test

Treatments and drugs

Alpha blockers

Alpha blockers, also called alpha-adrenergic antagonists, treat several conditions, such as high blood pressure and enlarged prostate. Find out more about these medications.

Angiotensin II receptor blockers

Angiotensin II receptor blockers, sometimes called angiotensin II inhibitors, treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart failure and scleroderma.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

ACE inhibitors treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, scleroderma and migraines. Find out more about this class of medication.

Beta blockers

Beta blockers treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, glaucoma and migraines. Find out more about dosing and side effects.

Calcium channel blockers

Calcium channel blockers, also called calcium antagonists, treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, migraines and Raynaud's disease.

Central-acting agents

Central-acting agents, also called central adrenergic inhibitors, treat conditions such as high blood pressure and drug or alcohol withdrawal by affecting your nervous system.

Choosing blood pressure medications

Choosing the right high blood pressure medication can be tricky. Find out when the various drug options are appropriate.

Diuretics

Serotonin syndrome

Serotonin syndrome — caused by mixing some antidepressants and other medications — can be life-threatening if left untreated.

Vasodilators

Sept. 09, 2016