Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries that carry blood from your heart to other parts of your body. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day, but it can damage your ...1

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Symptoms of Hypertension

High blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms. However, some people in the early stages of high blood pressure may have dull headaches, dizzy spells, or more nosebleeds than usual. ...Source: NHLBI (NIH)2 ...

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Complications of Hypertension

The Interaction of Coronary Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, and Diabetes Each of these risk factors alone can damage the heart. CHD reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle. High blood pressure and diabetes may cause ...3

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Causes of Hypertension

Normal blood flow delivers nutrients and oxygen to all parts of your body, including important organs like your heart, brain, and kidneys. Your beating heart helps to push blood through your vast network of blood vessels, both large and small ...4

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Causes List for Hypertension

Some possible causes of Hypertension or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Hypertension

Some of the types of this condition may include:6 Types of Hypertension:

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Diagnosis of Hypertension

Because it usually has no symptoms, the only way to know for sure that you have hypertension is to have a blood pressure test. This easy, painless test involves placing an inflated cuff with a pressure gauge around your upper ...7

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Genetics of Hypertension

A tendency to develop high blood pressure also often runs in families. ...Source: NHS Choices UK8 ...

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Risk Factors for Hypertension

Excess weight or having a family history of high blood pressure also raises your risk for hypertension. African Americans are especially likely to get hypertension. Compared to Caucasian or Hispanic American adults, African Americans tend to develop hypertension at a ...9

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Treatments: Hypertension

“We know we can prevent high blood pressure through diet, weight loss, and physical activity,” Whelton says. “We can also treat it, and we can treat it effectively.” If you’re diagnosed with high blood pressure, your doctor will prescribe ...10

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Prevention of Hypertension

What You Can Do By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure in a healthy range and lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. A healthy lifestyle includes

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Research for Hypertension

A large NIH-funded study recently found there may be benefits to aiming for a much lower systolic pressure—120 or less, instead of 140—at least for some people. The study looked at adults ages 50 and up who ...11

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  1. Source: CDC DHDSP: cdc.gov/ dhdsp/ data_statistics/ fact_sheets/ fs_bloodpressure.htm
  2. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ ms/ signs
  3. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ dhd/ causes
  4. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ jan2016/ feature1
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  7. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ jan2016/ feature1
  8. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ angina/ causes/ 
  9. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ jan2016/ feature1
  10. ibid.
  11. ibid.

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