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My role in a healthier life
How can I participate?
Your full participation in your own care is an essential part of successful treatment. Discuss your treatment with your doctor.
How long will my drug treatment last?
This is something you need to ask your doctor. High blood pressure is a chronic (long-term) condition that can be controlled. If your doctor has prescribed medication for you, take it exactly as prescribed for as long as the doctor tells you to take it. Reducing dosage or not taking the medication can be dangerous.1