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    1. High Blood Pressure - Topic Overview

      African Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure and often have more severe high blood pressure than other groups. They also are more likely to have the condition at an earlier age than others. It is not known why they are at greater risk. African Americans who are sensitive to salt ( sodium ),are obese,or smoke are at even higher risk for high blood pressure. As a result,...

    2. Calcium Channel Blockers for High Blood Pressure

      Drug details for Calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure.

    3. Secondary High Blood Pressure - 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

    4. High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. High Blood Pressure: Using the DASH Diet

    5. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors for High Blood Pressure

      Drug details for ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure.

    6. Blood Pressure Numbers: When to Get Help - 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 ...

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

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

    8. High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Healthy Eating: Eating Less SodiumHigh Blood Pressure: Using the DASH DietLow-Salt Diets: Eating Out

    9. Beta-Blockers for High Blood Pressure

      Drug details for Beta-blockers for high blood pressure.

    10. High Blood Pressure - Izzy's story

      "I'm a believer!" That's the proclamation from Izzy,a 60-year-old clerk from Petaluma,Calif. She's talking about a way of eating that helped her lose weight and brought her blood pressure way down. "If there were a commercial for the DASH diet,I'd volunteer to be a spokesperson," says Izzy. The DASH diet is an eating plan that is low in fat but rich in low-fat dairy foods,fruits,and ...

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