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

      Drug details for ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure.

    2. 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

    3. Direct Renin Inhibitors for High Blood Pressure

      Drug details for direct renin inhibitors for high blood pressure.

    4. Tyrell's Story: Taking Pills for High Blood Pressure - Tyrell's story

      When Tyrell’s doctor told him he had high blood pressure,he was shocked. "I thought,'Hey,I'm a physical fitness trainer. I'm in great shape. How could I have high blood pressure?'" He knew that both of his parents have high blood pressure. And one of his uncles recently had a stroke. But Tyrell had always been kind of a health nut. It just didn't seem possible that he could be sick. "My ...

    5. 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,...

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

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

    7. Prehypertension: Are You at Risk?

      WebMD explains the latest blood pressure guidelines, including information on prehypertension, an increasingly common condition that increases the chance of high blood pressure.

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