Hypertension, also called "high blood pressure", HTN or HPN, is a medical condition in which the systolic blood pressure is consistently over 140 mmHg. Risk factors for high blood pressure include obesity, smoking, inactivity, stress, and excessive salt in the diet. Race and gender are two genetic factors that also influence hypertension. Persistent hypertension may lead to strokes, heart attacks, and renal failure.
Common Topics about Hypertension
Calcium channel blockers
Blood Pressure Monitors
Sympathetic nerve inhibitors
Information about Hypertension - High Blood Pressure:
Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure
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American Society of Hypertension, Inc.
Dedicated exclusively to hypertension and related cardiovascular disease. Includes guidelines for healthy living, statistics, and information on hypertension drugs.
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WebMD Hypertension/High Blood Pressure Center
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MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: High blood pressure (Hypertension)
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High Blood Pressure: Medical information about hypertension, its treatment, therapies and prevention.
Measure your blood pressure
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), high blood pressure usually has no symptoms, so the only way to know if you have it is to get your blood pressure measured. Talk with your health care team about how you can manage your blood pressure and lower your risk.