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High Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home: English or Espanol
Good advice from the American Academy of Family Physicians about the importance of monitoring blood pressure at home. Discusses the pros and cons of home devices.
 
Facts About the DASH Eating Plan: English
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Eating Plan discussed. Research has shown that following this eating plan and reducing sodium (salt) eaten may help prevent the development of high blood pressure. From the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
 
High Blood Pressure
Tools and resources from American Heart Association to help you manage your blood pressure. Take the High Blood Pressure Quiz.
 
High Blood Pressure: Things You Can Do to Help Lower Yours: English or Espanol
Good advice from the American Academy of Family Physicians about what can be done to lower high blood pressure.
 
Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure
Detection, prevention, treatment and issues for women from the National High Blood Pressure Education Program.

Local Resources

American Heart Association – Greater Richmond Area
Provides general information about managing your blood pressure.

Richmond Area High Blood Pressure Center
1200 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 359-9375
Low cost high blood pressure testing and treatment. Call for an appointment.

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MedlinePlus Health Topic: High Blood Pressure – English or Espanol
An expansive list of reviewed topical Web sites from the National Library of Medicine thatinclude interactive health tutorials, medical dictionaries, low-literacy resources, news anddirectories.

Did You Know?

1 out of 10 Americans, or 30 million people, have diseases or disorders classified as “rare.” – National Organization of Rare Disorders