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  1. High Blood Pressure in Children

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

  2. High Blood Pressure Medication Guidelines

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

  3. How High Blood Pressure Leads to Erectile Dysfunction

    High blood pressure can cause erectile dysfuntion. It's treatment and other factors can too. Find out more.

  4. Checking Your Blood Pressure

    WebMD explains how to check your own blood pressure.

  5. Heart and High Blood Pressure Resources

    Helpful resources about high blood pressure and the heart.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

    WebMD explains what diastolic and systolic blood pressure numbers mean and why it’s important to keep track of them.

  10. Atherosclerosis and High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure is a major cause of atherosclerosis, the artery-clogging process that leads to heart attacks and strokes. Learn what you can do.

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