Treatment Options

UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians offer a comprehensive list of treatments and strategies for hypertension, ranging from lifestyle modifications that cover diet and exercise, to blood pressure medications that take into account the severity of your hypertension and whether or not you have other medical problems.

Our diet recommendations will not only address what you shouldn’t be eating and drinking, but also offer specific advice on the type and amount of food and drink you should consume in order to lower your blood pressure. Exercise programs will consider your age and general health so that you will have a realistic, practical regimen to follow.

When diet and exercise alone aren’t sufficient to lower your blood pressure, UT Southwestern hypertension specialists can prescribe a program of medications specifically tailored to your individual case. In some cases, a single medication alone can be effective, but in other cases, our hypertension specialists may determine that a combination of medications offers the best solution.