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.

Coronary Artery Disease and Alcohol

Low to moderate alcohol use (no more than 2 drinks a day for men, 1 drink a day for women) might lower the risk of coronary artery disease. If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation. But if you do not drink alcohol, do not start drinking to try to lower your risk of heart disease. You have many other options that can…

DASH Diet Sample Menu

DASH is an eating plan that can help lower your blood pressure. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. 1 Hypertension is high blood pressure. For more information on the DASH diet, see High Blood Pressure: Using the DASH Diet. Here is a sample menu for the DASH diet. It is based on a 2,000-calorie diet…

Diuretics for High Blood Pressure

Example(s): Clorpres,Tenoretic,Thalitone (chlorthalidone and chlorthalidone combinations),Capozide,Dyazide,Hyzaar,Lopressor HCT,Maxzide,Prinzide (hydrochlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide combinations) (bumetanide),Lasix (furosemide),Demadex (torsemide) (amiloride and amiloride combinations),Aldactazide,Aldactone (spironolactone and spironolactone combinations),Dyazide,Maxzide (triamterene and triamterene combinations),Zaroxolyn (metolazone)

Heart-Healthy Eating

What is heart-healthy eating? A heart-healthy eating plan is full of foods that can lower your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. This plan can help you stay at a healthy weight and manage cholesterol and blood pressure. It is part of a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes regular activity and not…

Heart-Healthy Eating: Fish

As part of a healthy diet, eat at least two servings of fish each week. Oily fish, which contain omega-3 fatty acids, are best. These fish include salmon, mackerel, lake trout, herring, and sardines. Fish as part of a heart-healthy diet Fish is an important part of a heart-healthy diet. A heart-healthy diet is not just…