Adjusting your blood pressure medicines at home

It's not quite DIY yet, but some people may be able to self-manage their blood pressure drugs with good results.

Today's medications are remarkably effective in controlling dangerous high blood pressure (hypertension). But the drugs don't work for everyone, and some people don't take their medications as prescribed. To compound the problem, doctors are often slow to make changes to a patient's drug regimen even when they see blood pressure readings that are clearly outside of the desired range.

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