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This booklet explains what health professionals know about high blood pressure or hypertension, one of the leading causes of heart disease and stroke. It shows how to prevent high blood pressure, as well as how to care for yourself if you have been diagnosed with the disease.

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Additional resources on high blood pressure are provided below, in both English and Spanish.

Resources in English

Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home
American Academy of Family Physicians
Answers the hows and whys of monitoring your blood pressure yourself at home.

Brain Attack: Risk Factors of a Stroke
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Mentions risk factors for strokes, including hypertension, and the signs someone is having a stroke.

Brain Basics: Preventing a Stroke
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Gives overview of a stroke and talks about the warning signs and risk factors, including ones you can control.

Cold and Flu Medication for People with High Blood Pressure
American Heart Association
Lists cold and flu medicines that may be safer for those who suffer from hypertension.

Cut Down on Salt and Sodium! ¡Coma menos sal y sodio!
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bilingual, English and Spanish. Gives tips for reducing salt and sodium in your diet.

Facts about the DASH Eating Plan
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Defines high blood pressure and discusses how following the DASH eating plan can help reduce it. Gives helpful tips about how to cut back on sodium, include more healthy foods in your diet, read nutrition labels, and cook heart-healthy foods.

The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Gives overview of heart related conditions that affect women, major risk factors (including high blood pressure), and action plan that women can use to take control of their heart health.

High Blood Pressure
National Center for Farmworker Health
Gives illustrated overview of high blood pressure and ways to lower it.

High Blood Pressure and Diabetes
National Center for Farmworker Health
Gives illustrated overview of high blood pressure and ways to lower it.

High Blood Pressure: Things You Can Do to Help Lower Yours
American Academy of Family Physicians
Answers frequently asked questions about hypertension.

Hypertension
Journal of the American Medical Association
Discusses detection, prevention and treatment of hypertension.

Medical Conditions that Cause Secondary Hypertension
Mayo Clinic
Talks about the diseases and conditions, such as kidney disease or sleep apnea, which can cause high blood pressure.

Physical Activity Helps Control High Blood Pressure
Mayo Clinic
Gives tips for fitting in exercise, how much exercise is necessary and how to avoid injuries.

Protect Your Heart! Prevent High Blood Pressure
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Explains how to prevent high blood pressure.

Read the Food Label for Sodium
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Tells you what to look for on food labels and how to compare them.

Risk Factors: Reduce Your Odds of Developing High Blood Pressure
Mayo Clinic
Lists risk factors you can change – weight – and those you can’t – race – that put you at risk for high blood pressure.

Some Answers about High Blood Pressure
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Gives general information about weight, lifestyle changes, medicine and what to do if changes don’t seem to be helping.

Spice up Your Life! Eat Less Salt and Sodium
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Gives tips for reducing salt and sodium in your diet.

Stroke: Hope through Research
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Gives a general overview of stroke risk factors, symptoms, and treatments.

Systolic High Blood Pressure
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Defines isolated systolic hypertension and gives overall information about the condition.

Take Steps to Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Gives six steps for lowering blood pressure.

Tips to Help You Remember to Take Your High Blood Pressure Medicine
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Contains 11 tips for remembering to take your medicine.

Use Herbs and Spices Instead of Salt
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Lists herbs and offers suggestions for where they will substitute well for salt.

Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Gives suggestions for controlling and lowering blood pressure by losing weight and eating better.

Recursos En Español

Accidente Cerebrovascular: Esperanza en la Investigación
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Spanish language. Gives a general overview of stroke risk factors, symptoms, and treatments.

Apoplejía : Factores de Riesgo y Síntomas
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Spanish language. Mentions risk factors for strokes, including hypertension, and the signs someone is having a stroke.

¡Coma menos sal y sodio! Cut Down on Salt and Sodium!
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bilingual, English and Spanish. Gives tips for reducing salt and sodium in your diet.

La Presión Arterial Alta y la Diabetes
American Diabetes Association
Spanish language. Makes the link between diabetes and high blood pressure.

¡Póngase en acción—prevenga la alta presión! Take Steps – Prevent High Blood Pressure
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bilingual, English and Spanish. Explains how to prevent high blood pressure.

Presión Sanguínea Alta
National Center for Farmworker Health
Spanish language. Gives illustrated overview of high blood pressure and ways to lower it.

Presión Sanguínea Alta: Lo que usted puede hacer para reducir su presión
American Academy of Family Physicians
Spanish language. Answers frequently asked questions about hypertension.

Previniendo la Apoplejía
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Spanish language. Gives overview of a stroke and talks about the warning signs and risk factors, including ones you can control.

Vigilando su Presión Arterial desde la Casa
American Academy of Family Physicians
Spanish language. Answers the hows and whys of monitoring your blood pressure yourself at home.

 

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