When Blood Pressure Refuses to Budge, What’s Next?

If your blood pressure doesn’t respond to normal efforts to lower it, your physician will want to rule out other causes before trying new medications.

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High blood pressure (hypertension) is defined as a systolic blood pressure of 130 milligrams of mercury (mmHg) or higher and a diastolic pressure of 80 mmHg or higher, or taking antihypertensive medications. It’s a common problem affecting an estimated 121.5 million U.S. adults, and a serious one: High blood pressure plays a major role in […]
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