Blood Pressure Resources

Learn more about high blood pressure

Do you have questions about high blood pressure that you’d like answered? High blood pressure is a serious medical condition that affects almost one billion people worldwide, and a wealth of helpful information is available online.

In our high blood pressure resources section, we’ve provided answers to many of the most common questions people have about high blood pressure, lifestyle and diet options to lower blood pressure, medications and more.

FAQs About High Blood Pressure

Do you think you might have high blood pressure? Our FAQs section answers the most common questions people have about high blood pressure, from its health effects to the best treatment options for prehypertension or high blood pressure.

Learn more about why and how high blood pressure occurs, what a normal blood pressure reading is, the effects of age and weight on blood pressure and how you can have your blood pressure measured by a health professional.

Which Medications Should You Take?

There are a wide range of medications available that are used to treat high blood pressure, many of which may be able to help you bring your blood pressure down within the normal range.

Our medications section lists some of the most common medications used to treat high blood pressure and explains their mechanism of action, side effects and more to help you stay informed when discussing treatment options with your doctor.

What Your Blood Pressure Score Means

Have you recently had your blood pressure measured? Understanding your blood pressure score can be difficult, and many people panic when their blood pressure score is on the higher side of normal.

Our blood pressure score guide lists the four blood pressure scores, from normal to prehypertension and Stage 1 and Stage 2 high blood pressure. If you’d like to learn more about your blood pressure score and its meaning, this is the page to visit.

Blood Pressure and Health Glossary

From diastolic and systolic to prehypertension and diuretic, many of the terms used in the discussion of high blood pressure can be difficult to understand. On our blood pressure and healthy glossary page, you’ll find definitions of common health terms.

If you encounter a word or term on our website and are unsure of its meaning, use our blood pressure and health glossary to learn more about what it means. Our list covers the most frequently used terms related to high blood pressure and health.