High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
Treatment: You may be able to bring your blood pressure down without medication by making some lifestyle modifications, such as exercising and changing your diet. If you do need medication to help lower your blood pressure, it is important to:
- Take the medication regularly and exactly as prescribed
- Tell your health care provider about any side effects right away
- Have regular follow-up visits with your health care provider