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  1. Making the Most of Your Doctor's Appointment

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

  2. What Is Renal Hypertension?

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

  3. 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.

  4. Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

    WebMD discusses the link between diabetes and high blood pressure.

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

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

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

  8. Diuretics for High Blood Pressure

    Drug details for Diuretics for high blood pressure.

  9. High Blood Pressure - What Happens

    Blood pressure commonly rises as you get older; however, this normal increase occurs more quickly in people who already have high blood pressure.Untreated high blood pressure can damage the delicate lining of the blood vessels. Once a blood vessel is damaged, fat and calcium can easily build up along the artery wall, forming a plaque. The blood vessel becomes narrowed and stiff (atherosclerosis),

  10. High Blood Pressure in African Americans - 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,...

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