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    1. Understanding High Blood Pressure -- Prevention

      4 tips to prevent high blood pressure.

    2. Understanding High Blood Pressure -- Diagnosis & Treatment

      WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure.

    3. Understanding High Blood Pressure -- Symptoms

      WebMD's guide to the symptoms of high blood pressure.

    4. Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

      WebMD explains the link between diabetes and high blood pressure.

    5. 5 Misconceptions About High Blood Pressure

      There are many misconceptions about high blood pressure and its treatment. WebMD explains five of the most common myths.

    6. 5 Tips on Reducing Salt Intake

      Cut down the salt in your diet with these tips.

    7. Renal Artery Stenosis

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

    8. Renin Assay

      A renin blood test, or plasma renin activity (PRA) test, is done to determine the cause of high blood pressure (hypertension). Renin is an enzyme produced by specific cells in the kidneys.

    9. Aldosterone in Urine

      An aldosterone test measures the level of aldosterone (a hormone made by the adrenal glands ),in the urine. Aldosterone helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body. This helps control blood pressure and the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the blood. The kidney hormone renin normally stimulates the adrenal glands to release aldosterone. High levels of both renin and ...

    10. Catecholamines in Blood

      A test for catecholamines measures the amount of the hormones epinephrine,norepinephrine,metanephrine,and dopamine in the blood. These catecholamines are made by nerve tissue,the brain,and the adrenal glands. Catecholamines help the body respond to stress or fright and prepare the body for "fight-or-flight" reactions. The adrenal glands make large amounts of catecholamines as a reaction ...

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