High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measure of how hard the blood pushes against the walls of your arteries as it moves through your body. It’s normal for blood pressure to go up and down throughout the day, but if it stays up, you have high blood pressure. Another name for high blood pressure is hypertension.

Beta-blockers

What are the most important things you need to know about your medicines? Make sure you know about each of the medicines you take. This includes why you take it, how to take it, what you can expect while you’re taking it, and any warnings about the medicine. The information provided here is general. So be sure to read…

Beta-Blockers for High Blood Pressure

Looks at beta-blockers to lower blood pressure. Includes info on their use in people who have angina, aortic aneurysms, migraine headaches, or anxiety disorders. Covers side effects.

Blood Pressure Numbers: When to Get Help

If you check your blood pressure, you may wonder when an abnormal reading means you should call your doctor. This information can help you understand what your blood pressure numbers mean and when you need to call for help. What do blood pressure numbers mean? Your blood pressure consists of two numbers: systolic and…

Blood Pressure Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for adults 18 and older for high blood pressure. 1 Tests and programs for high blood pressure vary widely in reliability. Results from automated blood pressure testing, such as you might do at a grocery store or pharmacy, may not be accurate. Any high…

Calcium Channel Blockers for High Blood Pressure

Looks at calcium channel blockers to lower blood pressure. Lists generic and brand names like amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem), nifedipine (Procardia), and verapamil (Calan). Covers how they work and side effects.