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High Blood Pressure

Learn about what you can do to help control hypertension (high blood pressure), including the DASH diet.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration, Office on Women's Health

Learn how to understand your blood pressure reading and control high blood pressure.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, 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.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Browse handouts and recipes for the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet. Topics include getting more potassium, staying on track, and meal tracking for different calorie levels.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Discover the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) 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.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Learn about the relationship between high blood pressure and kidney disease. 

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Kidney Disease Education Program

Learn ways to talk to your family about the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease. 

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus

Find basic information and resources on high blood pressure.