Tips for Taking Blood Pressure Medicines As Directed

[NARRATOR] Meet America’s adults over 65. Seventy percent of them have high blood pressure… and nearly fifty percent of those don’t have it under control. Even with Medicare Part D coverage, about 5 million adults aren’t taking their blood pressure medicines as directed. So why does that matter? Because high blood pressure is one of…

Tracking Blood Pressure: Check. Change. Control.

(beating heart) – Since I’ve been on it, I have been taken off one blood pressure medicine. (cheering and applause) – By tracking your numbers then you’re able to see first hand where you are in that process of achieving that goal of where you want to be in terms of your blood pressure. But…

How Hypertension Raises Heart Disease | Heart Disease

So, how does high blood pressure lead to heart disease? Well, high blood pressure or hypertension is a condition in the body where the pressure inside the arteries is high. The link between hypertension and heart disease is one of the most well established links in the medical literature. Finding out if you have high…

What Is Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension? | WebMD

SPEAKER: If you have pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH, it means that you have high blood pressure in your pulmonary arteries– the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to your lungs. Your heart and lungs work together to pump blood throughout your body. Oxygen rich blood from your lungs goes into the left…