Articles on Managing High Blood Pressure

Editor October 14th, 2011

Learn about what you can do to help manage your high blood pressure (hypertension) by reading the articles below!

KNOW THE FACTS TO manage HYPERTENSION:• Did you know…getting the facts about high blood pressure can save your life?  Harlem Word: Interview with Dr. Richard Younge -- Screening for blood pressureHarlem Word: Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe tells us what every African American should know about high blood pressureHarlem Word: Dr. Silvia Amesty talks about how high blood pressure affects young menHarlem Word: Dr. Richard Younge on blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar, Part IHarlem Word: Dr. Richard Younge on blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar, Part II

MEDICATION CAN manage HYPERTENSION:• Did you know… if you ask your pharmacist these ten questions about your blood pressure medications it will help you lower your blood pressure?Did you know…diuretics can reduce high blood pressure?Did you know…understanding the common side effects of high blood pressure medications can help you talk to your health care provider?Did you know…herbs and supplements can change how well your high blood pressure medications work?Harlem Word: Dr. Hilda Hutcherson -- Sex, exercise and health

EATING RIGHT AND STAYING FIT CAN manage HYPERTENSION:• Did you know…the DASH diet can help lower your blood pressure in 14 days?Harlem Word: Dr. Mary Bassett – High blood pressure and saltHarlem Word: New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Dr. Carlton McGregor talks about a patient who was able to lower her blood pressure without medicineProfile of Hope: Debra Jackson talks about the lifestyle changes she made after learning she had kidney disease caused by her high blood pressureProfile of Hope: Debra Jackson talks about her “wake up call” to follow a healthy lifestyleProfile of Hope: Vickie Powell

PEACE OF MIND CAN manage HYPERTENSION:• Harlem Word: Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe explains how beliefs as well as depression and anxiety can make it hard to lower high blood pressureDid you know...there are many healthy ways to handle your stress?

KEEPING THE WHOLE BODY HEALTHY CAN manage HYPERTENSION:• Harlem Word: Dr. Thomas Nickolas talks about how your kidneys regulate your blood pressureHarlem Word: Harmon Moats talks about why knowing what your blood pressure can lower your risk of having a strokeHarlem Word: Dr. Thomas Nickolas talks about who’s most likely to get kidney disease

QUITTING SMOKING CAN manage HYPERTENSION:• Did you know…that smoking routinely and drinking on a regular basis can have an effect on your medications?Did you know... there are important immediate and long-term benefits of quitting smoking?Harlem Word: Aleah Gathings introduces the Manhattan Smoke-Free Partnership and describes what they are doing in Harlem

SUPPORT FROM OTHERS CAN manage HYPERTENSION:• Profile of Hope: Debra Jackson talks about her diagnosis with high blood pressure (hypertension)Harlem Word: Laura Evensen explains social support

 

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