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  1. 4 Sneaky Ingredients in Your Food

    How to spot unhealthy ingredients on food labels.

  2. High Blood Pressure and Eye Disease

    WebMD experts explain how hypertension can lead to eye disease.

  3. High Blood Pressure: Over-the-Counter Medicines to Avoid - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. High Blood Pressure: Taking Medicines Properly

  4. High Blood Pressure: Over-the-Counter Medicines to Avoid - Topic Overview

    Which over-the-counter medicines can affect blood pressure? Some over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can raise your blood pressure or keep your blood pressure medicine from working the way it should. So if you have high blood pressure or other heart or blood vessel problems, you need to be careful with OTC medicines. That includes vitamins and supplements. Your doctor or pharmacist can suggest OTC medicines that are safe for you.Some common types of OTC medicines you may need to avoid include:Decongestants, such as those that contain pseudoephedrine.Pain medicines (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen.Cold and flu medicines. These often contain decongestants and NSAIDs.Some antacids and other stomach medicines. Many of these are high in sodium, which can raise blood pressure. So be sure to read labels carefully to check for sodium content.Some herbal remedies and dietary supplements. Examples are ephedra, ma huang, and bitter orange.How can you know if it's safe to take an

  5. Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

    Symptoms of hypertension (high blood pressure) are usually silent. WebMD tells you more.

  6. Tests for High Blood Pressure

    If you measure for high blood pressure, your health care provider may order other tests to check for organ damage.

  7. Exercise Tips for Those With High Blood Pressure

    If you have high blood pressure, read these tips to learn how to exercise safely.

  8. Malignant High Blood Pressure - 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 Diet

    Learn the link between high blood pressure and diet, including ways to lower or prevent high blood pressure.

  10. Other Medicines for High Blood Pressure

    Drug details for Vasodilators for high blood pressure.

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