High Blood Pressure

What is High Blood Pressure?

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Learn the basics about blood pressure and how to know if yours is in a healthy range.

High Blood Pressure

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Find information on a variety of high blood pressure topics, including facts and statistics, prevention, and more.

The DASH Eating Plan

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Discover the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan to gain better control of high blood pressure. See a week's worth of sample menus and recipes, which feature plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that are heart healthy and lower in salt/sodium.

Choose foods Low in Sodium (PDF | 3 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Choosing and preparing foods that are lower in salt and sodium may help prevent or lower high blood pressure. Find a list of foods to choose more often and less often.

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

DHHS. FDA. Office of Women’s Health.

Also in Spanish|109 KB.

MedlinePlus: High Blood Pressure

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find basic information and resources on high blood pressure. Also in Spanish.

Talk with Your Family

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. National Kidney Disease and Education Program.

Learn ways to talk to your family about the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease. Download the Family Reunion Health Guide in PDF |1.5 MB.

High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Learn about the relationship between high blood pressure and kidney disease. Also in PDF|670 KB or in Spanish.

Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH (PDF | 793 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Check out the "Recipes for Heart Health" section to help you cook up a week of tasty, heart healthy meals with recipes from the DASH eating plan.

On the Move to Better Heart Health for African Americans (PDF | 3.76 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Control high blood pressure, cholesterol and weight, to reduce your risk for heart disease.