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  1. Causes of Secondary Hypertension

    High blood pressure might be the result of a secondary condition, such as sleep apnea, kidney problems, or even pregnancy. Learn more from WebMD about the causes and treatment of secondary hypertension.

  2. Combination Treatment for Hypertension

    WebMD explains combination treatment for hypertension, often used if high blood pressure is out of control.

  3. High Blood Pressure and Beta-Blockers

    Beta-blockers are drugs used to treat hypertension. Learn more from WebMD about how they work and their side effects.

  4. High Blood Pressure and Hypertensive Crisis

    A spike in blood pressure could leave to hypertensive urgency or a hypertensive emergency - and organ damage. Learn more from WebMD about symptoms and treatment.

  5. High Blood Pressure and Diuretics (Water Pills)

    Diuretics are an important treatment for high blood pressure. Learn more from WebMD about how "water pills" work and their side effects.

  6. High Blood Pressure and Calcium Channel Blockers

    Calcium channel blockers are drugs used to lower blood pressure. Learn more from WebMD about how they work and their side effects.

  7. High Blood Pressure and Stroke

    Learn more from WebMD about the connection between high blood pressure and stroke.

  8. How Is Blood Pressure Measured?

    WebMD explains blood pressure measurement tools and techniques.

  9. Follow-up Care for High Blood Pressure

    The most important element in the management of high blood pressure is follow-up care. WebMD tells you more.

  10. Making the Most of Your Doctor's Appointment

    WebMD provides suggestions for preparing for a doctor's appointment.

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