High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

So you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure or are experiencing symptoms? What does that mean? Hypertension is a chronic condition where the heart has to work harder to pump the blood putting strain on the arteries and causing symptoms of headache, drowsiness, nausea and others.  Learn more about the causes, risk factors, treatment and prevention of this disease.

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    Can I die from pulmonary hypertension? Here we will explore this question and provide an analysis of this condition and related mortality.
  • Drinking Herbal Teas to Treat Hypertension
    Hibiscus is one of several herbal teas that may help lower your blood pressure. Learn what one study says about hibiscus and know what other herbs are used to help treat hypertension.
  • Common Causes of High Blood Pressure
    Blood pressure is the amount of force required for the heart to pump blood through the body. High blood pressure refers to a blood pressure above the normal level of 120/80 mm Hg. Consistently-elevated blood pressure levels increase the risk for stroke, heart attack and other serious conditions.
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    What are the causes of low pulse and high blood pressure? Here we will list and discuss the different causes.
  • First Aid for Critically High Blood Pressure
    Knowing when to administer high blood pressure first aid can be difficult. That is why monitoring high blood pressure is so important. Let us focus on when first aid is needed and what steps to take.
  • Intermittent High Blood Pressure: Causes and Treatment Options
    Blood pressure can suddenly rise in a person who has not been diagnosed as hypertensive and in those who are receiving treatment for it. High blood pressure usually occurs without symptoms but complications may eventually set in. Learn more about intermittent high blood pressure and its treatment.
  • How to Control High Blood Pressure
    High blood pressure is a very serious and very common condition. Find out how to control high blood pressure with a variety of methods.
  • Dangerous Side Effects of Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure
    High blood pressure that is not being controlled by medication and/or healthy lifestyle changes can be very dangerous. What are the possible side effects of high blood pressure?
  • The Relationship Between Stress and Blood Pressure
    What is the relationship between stress and high blood pressure? This article discusses the factors that cause stress and blood pressure, and what science currently knows about the relationship between the two.
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