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  1. 5 Tips on Reducing Salt Intake

    Cut down the salt in your diet with these tips.

  2. Renal Artery Stenosis

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments of renal artery stenosis.

  3. High Blood Pressure, Diet, Exercise, and ED

    High blood pressure can cause erectile dysfunction. Learn about lifestyle changes that can reverse the damage.

  4. High Blood Pressure - Topic Overview

    What is high blood pressure? When you have high blood pressure, or hypertension, the force of blood against your artery walls is too strong. High blood pressure can damage your arteries, heart, and kidneys and lead to atherosclerosis and stroke. Hypertension is called a "silent killer'' because it does not cause symptoms unless it is severely high and, without your knowing it, it causes major ...

  5. High Blood Pressure in Children

    High blood pressure can occur in children too. Find out how to help your child if he has hypertension.

  6. Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure

    Find out the risk factors for high blood pressure from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Checking Your Blood Pressure

    WebMD explains how to check your own blood pressure.

  8. Glossary of High Blood Pressure Terms

    Here are the definitions of words you'll most likely encounter when dealing with high blood pressure.

  9. High Blood Pressure Medication Guidelines

    Here are some guidelines to keep mind when taking prescription drugs to treat high blood pressure.

  10. High Blood Pressure: Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home

    Key pointsHigh blood pressure often is referred to as the "silent killer, " because it usually has no obvious symptoms and most people cannot tell if their blood pressure is high unless it is measured.Home blood pressure monitors make it easy for people to measure their blood pressure at home. If you are concerned that you might have high blood pressure, or if your family has a history of high ...

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