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    1. High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips - Topic Overview

      Secondary high blood pressure is high blood pressure that is caused by another disease or condition. It can also be caused by certain medicines. If your doctor thinks that you may have secondary high blood pressure, you may need tests to diagnose other health problems. Your doctor will also check the medicines that you take, because some medicines can cause high blood pressure as a side effect.If your doctor can treat the cause of the high blood pressure, it might lower your blood pressure.What causes secondary high blood pressure?Causes of secondary high blood pressure include:Kidney disease, such as narrowing of the kidney arteries.Certain medicines, such as birth control pills, amphetamines, appetite suppressants, some antidepressants, steroids, and some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).Hormone related diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, or Cushing's disease.Drinking a lot of alcohol (such as more than three drinks a day).Narrowing of the aorta

    2. High Blood Pressure - Topic Overview

      In isolated systolic high blood pressure (isolated systolic hypertension,or ISH),systolic blood pressure is elevated (above 140 mm Hg),but diastolic blood pressure stays below 90 mm Hg. This type of high blood pressure is more common in older adults,especially older women. In fact,the majority of people older than 60 who have hypertension have isolated systolic hypertension. If you are ...

    3. Beta-Blockers for High Blood Pressure

      Drug details for Beta-blockers for high blood pressure.

    4. High Blood Pressure: Taking Medicines Properly

      High blood pressure is a lifelong disease that, if not controlled, can lead to heart or kidney disease and stroke. Even though you may not feel sick when you have high blood pressure, taking your medicine exactly as directed helps lower your risk for these conditions. The amount and types of medications you take will depend on your blood pressure reading, whether you have organ damage from high ..

    5. Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) for High Blood Pressure

      Drug details for Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) for high blood pressure.

    6. Direct Renin Inhibitors for High Blood Pressure

      Drug details for direct renin inhibitors for high blood pressure.

    7. High Blood Pressure - Topic Overview

      The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for adults 18 and older for high blood pressure. 1 Tests and programs for high blood pressure vary widely in reliability. Results from automated blood pressure testing,such as you might do at a grocery store or pharmacy,may not be accurate. Any high blood pressure measurement discovered during a blood pressure screening program ...

    8. Other Medicines for High Blood Pressure

      Drug details for Vasodilators for high blood pressure.

    9. Diuretics for High Blood Pressure

      Drug details for Diuretics for high blood pressure.

    10. High Blood Pressure - Topic Overview

      DASH is an eating plan that can help lower your blood pressure. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Hypertension is high blood pressure. For more information on the DASH diet,see High Blood Pressure: Using the DASH Diet. Here is a sample menu for the DASH diet. It is based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Breakfast 1 cup corn flakes with 1 teaspoon of sugar 8 ounces low-fat ...

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