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  1. Grapefruit Juice: Is It Affecting Your Medication?

    Your morning grapefruit juice may not be a good idea if you're taking certain medications for your heart or other conditions.

  2. Making the Most of Your Doctor's Appointment

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

  3. How Is Blood Pressure Measured?

    WebMD explains blood pressure measurement tools and techniques.

  4. 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.

  5. What Is Renal Hypertension?

    WebMD provides information on renal hypertension including symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  6. Malignant Hypertension

    Malignant hypertension, or dangerously high blood pressure, is a medical emergency. Learn more from WebMD about the signs, risk factors, and treatments for malignant hypertension.

  7. Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

    WebMD discusses the link between diabetes and high blood pressure.

  8. Topic Overview

    Malignant high blood pressure (malignant hypertension) is very high blood pressure that comes on suddenly and is an emergency. If not treated,it can damage the brain,heart,eyes,or kidneys. Symptoms include numbness,blurry vision,chest pain,and confusion. This problem is also called hypertensive crisis or hypertensive emergency. Quick-acting medicines are used to lower blood pressure. ...

  9. High Blood Pressure - Cause

    Many different factors are linked to high blood pressure, including obesity; drinking 3 or more alcoholic beverages a day; high salt intake; aging; a sedentary lifestyle; stress; low potassium, magnesium, and calcium intake; and resistance to insulin.2, 3Primary, or essential, high blood pressure accounts for 95% of all cases of hypertension.4Secondary high blood pressure, which is caused by ...

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

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

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