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Medications and supplements that can raise your blood pressure

Certain medicines and herbal remedies, including those used to treat pain, depression and the common cold, can increase blood pressure.

Stress and high blood pressure: What's the connection?

Discover how relaxation and exercise can improve your blood pressure numbers.

High blood pressure and sex: Overcome the challenges

High blood pressure may affect sex. Talking openly with a health care provider about problems and possible solutions can help.

High blood pressure dangers: Hypertension's effects on your body

If blood pressure stays high, it can cause other health conditions. Find out more about these complications.

Alpha blockers

Learn how this type of blood pressure medicine works and how it also can ease symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Beta blockers

Find out how beta blockers lower blood pressure and when your doctor might recommend one of these medicines.

Calcium channel blockers

Learn how these blood pressure medicines open the arteries, help relieve chest pain and treat an irregular heartbeat.

Angiotensin II receptor blockers

Learn how these medicines help lower blood pressure and what other health conditions they can treat.


Learn how these blood pressure medicines work, what else they treat and the potential side effects.

Central-acting agents

Learn how these blood pressure medicines work, what else they treat and the possible side effects.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

Learn how these medicines help you manage high blood pressure and improve your heart health.

Blood pressure chart: What your reading means

Checking your blood pressure helps you avoid health problems. Learn more about what your numbers mean.

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