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The treatment of high blood pressure is classified into Medication and Lifestyle interventions. The basis of high blood pressure treatment is the lifestyle intervention, which runs through the entire course of treatment of high blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Goals
You should try your best to keep your blood pressure below your blood pressure goal. Your blood pressure goal is depend on your age and health.

If you have heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, your goal might be less than 140/90 mmHg.

If you don't have any health problems, your blood pressure goal is depend on your age

Treatment Plan
Treatment plan that lower blood pressure include lifestyle interventions and medicine.

Treatment plan

BP (mmHg)

Treatment

120 - 139,  80 - 89

Lifestyle interventions

140 - 159,  90 - 99

Lifestyle interventions

>=160,  >=100

Lifestyle interventions, Medication

Lifestyle Interventions to Treat High Blood Pressure
The development of high blood pressureis mainly associated with undesirable living and bad eating habits, such as, obesity and overweight, long-term alcohol abuse, consuming too much sodium, sedentary activities, etc. Therefore. treating high blood pressure is improving living habits and eliminating the risk factors that lead to high blood pressure, then, high blood pressure will be relieved naturally and even cured

Medications to Treat High Blood Pressure
There is no best antihypertensive drugs for you, only the most suitable for yourself. antihypertensive drugs suitable for others may not be suitable for you.

ACEIs (Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors)

ARBs (Angiotensin II receptor blockers)

CCB (Calcium Channel Blockers)

Diuretics

Beta blockers

Alpha blockers

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High Blood Pressure Self-Management and Monitoring

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The Antihypertensive Characteristics of Antihypertensive Drugs and the Target People
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