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Below is a reference guide for high blood pressure. Consult the links below for more information about high blood pressure and remember to consult your doctor to determine the best way to lower your blood pressure.

Here are some helpful links to learn more about high blood pressure and how to prevent and treat it.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – About 1 of 3 adults in the US has high blood pressure, which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Find ways to prevent high blood pressure at the CDC website.

American Heart Association – Whether diagnosed with high blood pressure and looking for ways to manage it or just learning about this symptomless condition that affects one in three adults in our country, this site will guide you step by step to a healthier you.

High Blood Pressure in African Americans brochure from the AHA – This brochure makes recommendations on how to control high blood pressure, and shares statistics specific to African Americans and heart disease.

Mayo Clinic – Mayo Clinic’s section on high blood pressure.

WebMD – WebMD takes a look at high blood pressure in African-Americans.

International Society on Hypertension in Blacks

Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.