Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Basics High blood pressure affects nearly one in three Americans. Nearly a third of these people don't know they have it, though.
Eating Healthier Making some simple changes to your diet can help you manage your high blood pressure.
Getting Exercise Staying active helps you maintain a healthy weight -- and helps keep your blood pressure under control.
Losing Weight By trimming your excess pounds, you'll ease the strain on your heart. You also may reduce your blood pressure.
Managing Stress People under stress often turn to smoking, heavy drinking, or overeating for relief. These habits can lead to high blood pressure.
Quitting Smoking, Limiting Alcohol Smoking and heavy drinking make it more likely that you'll develop high blood pressure.
Taking Medication If you take medication to control your blood pressure, it's important to follow your doctor's advice carefully.