Treatment for high blood pressure or hypertension depends on the severity of the condition. Treatment can include lifestyle and dietary changes, smoking cessation, stress management and drug therapy, according to the Nat... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Yoga and meditation can be good methods for the reduction of high blood pressure, stress and heart disease. The American Heart Association states that recent studies showed good results in regards to meditation and the r... More » Health Fitness & Exercise

A cardiac rehab program can include features, such as patient education, lifestyle changes, management of hypertension and high cholesterol levels, emotional support and monitored exercise. Doctors can recommend a cardia... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health
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Causes of high blood pressure include smoking, older age, thyroid and adrenal disorders, lack of exercise, obesity, chronic kidney disease, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive consumption of salt and a family histo... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Though chills and heightened sensitivity to cold are not typical symptoms of hypertension, high blood pressure has many effects on the body, and it can even be completely asymptomatic. According to WebMD, hypertension an... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

People with close blood relatives who have a history of high blood pressure are more likely to develop the condition, reports the American Heart Association. Old age, gender, a sedentary lifestyle, an unhealthy diet and ... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

A sustained systolic reading of at least 160 millimeters of mercury or a diastolic reading of at least 100 millimeters of mercury indicates high blood pressure, also called stage 2 hypertension, according to Mayo Clinic.... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels