Are you one of the millions of people who have hypertension? Would you be surprised to find out that you may be a candidate for simple lifestyle changes that can get you off medication?
This overview of hypertension defines what it is, how to diagnose it, its complications, causes, and treatment. Hypertension is often over-diagnosed when taken in the doctor's office; home blood pressures are far more reliable. Pre-hypertension is defined and possible solutions for mild hypertension are offered. It is not usually a lifelong disease and lifestyle changes including diet and exercise can help.