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Understanding your Diagnosis

If you have recently been diagnosed with High Blood Pressure you probably have questions about what your diagnosis means and how to take your first steps forward. It will be helpful to review how a diagnosis is made, the various pathways to treatment, things to keep an eye on, and important questions to ask your doctor.

Measure Your Own Blood Pressure
Many patients wonder if they should be checking their blood pressure at home. Explore the pros and cons of this issue and learn why home blood pressure monitoring is usually not recommended for most patients.

What Do my Childs Blood Pressure Readings Mean?
While the official interpretation of your child's blood pressure is best left to health care professionals, this article will help you understand the basics of the process so you can check the values for yourself.

How Is High Blood Pressure Diagnosed in Children?
Diagnosing high blood pressure in children is more complicated than in adults because certain natural variations are more pronounced in young people. Learn how hypertension in children is diagnosed and how to decode the medical terminology associated with diagnosis.

Mistakes New High Blood Pressure Patients Make
New patients make similar missteps in the early phases of their diagnosis and treatment. Many of these are easy to avoid if you have the right information. Learn more about the mistakes patients make, and how to avoid making them yourself.

Top 5 Lifestyle Changes for Blood Pressure Control
Controlling your high blood pressure requires a combination of effective monitoring, appropriate treatment, and, most importantly, some changes to common lifestlye choices. These five changes will have an enormous impact on your longterm health.

Five Important Questions to Ask the Doctor
Interacting with doctors can sometimes be an intimidating experience, and information can get lost along the way. Learn five important questions you should ask your doctor after being diagnosed with high blood pressure, and how they can help keep you on the road to good health.

Understand Your Diagnosis
Understand the components of a high blood pressure diagnosis and learn questions that every patient should ask their doctor. Don't leave anything to chance, this guide outlines 3 important diagnosis facts you need to know.

Primary & Secondary Hypertension
An important aspect of high blood pressure diagnosis is classification of the disorder. Knowing whether high blood pressure is of the Primary or Secondary class influences treatment options, and will help guide important healthcare and lifestyle decisions.

Important High Blood Pressure Staging & Classing Differences
High blood pressure staging is different than high blood pressure classing, and conveys a unique set of information. Staging is a number based system that can have impacts on the initial approach to high blood pressure treatment.

Influence of High Blood Pressure Type on Treatment
The assignment of high blood pressure to either the Primary or Secondary type has wide ranging effects on several important treatment options. Explore the effects that high blood pressure typing has on important post diagnosis issues.

The Key To Treating High Blood Pressure
One of the keys to treating blood pressure is improving the health of the endothelial layer of the blood vessel.

Ordering the Right "Blood Pressure Labs"
There are several important labs that you need to obtain if you have or if you are at risk of developing high blood pressure.

What Are Your Renin and Aldosterone Levels?
Measuring renin and aldosterone levels in the blood may not only help treat resistant hypertension but also personalize treatment.

The Vicious Circle of Kidney Disease and High Blood Pressure
If you have kidney disease, you should measure your blood pressure at home and speak with your doctor concerning ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

What Are The Complications of Uncontrolled Hypertension?
High blood pressure is a silent killer that causes damage to organs of the body, including the eyes, heart, kidneys, and blood vessels.

Five Ways To Get A Good Night's Sleep
Ways to achieve a good night's sleep include exercising, meditation, incorporating natural supplements, eliminating caffeine and not eating too late.

State of The Nation Concerning High Blood Pressure
About one third of men and women are diagnosed with high blood pressure and the incidence is increasing in our children.

What Are Risk Factors for Developing High Blood Pressure?
This post focuses on the non-modifiable factors that increase your risk of developing high blood pressure

What are The Different Types of High Blood Pressure?
A Hypertensive emergency requires hospital level care to lower the blood pressure and treat the associated symptoms.

What Has Happened to Prehypertension and Prediabetes?
Where have prehypertension and prediabetes gone? With the new blood pressure guidelines the word "pre" has been all but forgotten.

Five Ways Alcohol Consumption Can Raise Your Blood Pressure
Consuming more than a moderate amount of alcohol can increase your blood pressure in several ways. What's considered moderate? A drink a day tops.

What Does Essential Hypertension Really Mean?
The term "Essential Hypertension" is a misnomer that promotes the idea that hypertension is "fundamental." Nothing could be further form the truth.

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