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HBP Patient Guide

Check. Change. Control. Contents What is Blood Pressure? �3 How Blood Pressure is Measured �4 Causes of High Blood Pressure �6 How High Blood Pressure Affects the Body �8 How High Blood Pressure is Diagnosed �8 Monitoring, Treating, and Managing High Blood Pressure �9 Medications �13 Living With High Blood Pressure �16 Arbor is a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s High Blood Pressure Toolkit. ©2014 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. This workbook is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Only your doctor can diagnose and treat a medical problem. Guiding Your Way Throughout this guide, use these interactive features to enhance your learning experience: Aa Print. Print out materials that can help you manage your condition. To use this feature, install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader/). Audio. Listen to the audio version of the information on the pages you are viewing. To use this feature, make sure you have the most recent free copy of Adobe Flash Player (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/). Play. Play videos and animations by pressing the play button that sits on or near the images. Highlighted Text. Click on any highlighted text (in red) and you will see a more detailed definition of that word. Quizzes. Take the quiz at the end of each section to test your knowledge. Help. Click the help button located on the Menu Bar to learn more about using this program. 2


HBP Patient Guide
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