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Clues That Your High Blood Pressure Is Due to Some Underlying and Treatable Condition -...

Oct 1, 2017 - ...related article on secondary hypertension What causes high blood pressure? Most of the time when people have high blood pressure, the cause is unknown. This is called primary hypertension. However, a few people may have something called secondary hypertension. This means that there...

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Hypertension: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - ...Hypertension: What You Should Know Am Fam Physician. 2008 May 1;77(9):1289. See related article on managing hypertension. What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure in your blood vessels. It is measured during certain parts of your heartbeat. This measurement has two...

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Waterborne Illnesses - American Family Physician

May 1, 2017 - ...Previous: Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension: ACP and AAFP Release Recommendations for Adults 60 Years and Older Next: Oral NSAIDs for Perineal Pain in the Early Postpartum Period View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 95/No. 9(May 1, 2017) /...

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How to Recognize OSA and What It Means for Your Health - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2016 - ...Hypertension (not controlled with medicine) Depression Increased risk of motor vehicle crashes Overall increased risk of death Where can I get more information? Your doctor American Sleep Apnea Association http://www.sleepapnea.org/ National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute...

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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2016 - ...High blood pressure (also called hypertension) happens when your blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. Having high blood pressure while you are pregnant can cause serious problems. There are different names for it depending on when it starts and how it...

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Preventing Drowning: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2016 - ...Previous: AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Next: Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 93/No. 7(April 1, 2016) / Preventing Drowning: What You Should Know...

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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medicines - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2015 - ...See related article on hypertension There are many things you can do to lower your blood pressure if you do not want to take medicines. Eat a diet high in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. One way to do this is to follow the DASH diet. More information is available at:...

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Treating Newly Diagnosed High Blood Pressure - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - ...See related article on management of hypertension Why is it important to treat high blood pressure? Treatment is important because having high blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. How is it detected? Your doctor can measure your blood...

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H. pylori and Stomach Ulcers: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2015 - ...Next: Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 91/No. 4(February 15, 2015) / H. pylori and Stomach Ulcers: What You Should Know...

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What You Should Know About Dyspareunia - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - ...Previous: JNC8 Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Adults Next: Consider Thin Basement Membrane Nephropathy as a Possible Cause of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 90/No. 7(October 1, 2014) / What...

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Pulmonary Hypertension - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...Pulmonary Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2001 May 1;63(9):1800. What is pulmonary hypertension? Pulmonary hypertension is a disorder of the blood vessels in the lungs. Pulmonary means in the lungs, and hypertension means high blood pressure. Pulmonary hypertension happens when...

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Living with Hypertension - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - ...Living with Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 1998 Mar 1;57(5):1019-1020. See related article on hypertension. What is hypertension? Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition that raises the pressure inside the blood vessels (veins and arteries). High blood pressure...

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High Blood Pressure in Children - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2012 - ...See related article on childhood hypertension. What causes high blood pressure in children? High blood pressure, or hypertension, sometimes doesn't have a known cause. This is called primary hypertension and is more common in older children, children who are overweight, or children...

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How to Prevent Cervical Cancer - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2010 - ...Previous: AAP Updates Policy Statement on Athletic Participation by Children and Adolescents with Systemic Hypertension Next: Sexual Behaviors in Children View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 82/No. 10(November 15, 2010) / How to Prevent Cervical...

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Side Effects of Radiation Therapy - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2010 - ...Next: Lowering Sodium Intake Can Help Reduce Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 82/No. 4(August 15, 2010) / Side Effects of Radiation Therapy

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2008 - ...Previous: AHA Releases Guidelines for Hypertension Management in Adults with or at Risk of CAD Next: Helpful Tips for Breastfeeding View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 78/No. 2(July 15, 2008) / Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What You Should Know...

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Stuttering: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - ...Previous: Hypertension: What You Should Know Next: Fibromyalgia Remains a Controversial Medical Enigma View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 77/No. 9(May 1, 2008) / Stuttering: What You Should Know...

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High Blood Pressure: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - ...See related article on hypertension. What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure is when the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be. If you have high blood pressure, you are more at risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. You also are more at risk of getting...

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High Blood Pressure - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...walls of your arteries. If your blood moves through your arteries with more force than normal, you have high blood pressure (also called hypertension). How can my doctor tell if I have high blood pressure ? Your doctor measures your blood pressure with a cuff that wraps around your...

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Blood Pressure Monitors - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...Hypertension means high blood pressure. The brachial artery is a blood vessel that goes from your shoulder to just below your elbow. You measure your blood pressure in this artery. Systolic pressure is the highest pressure in an artery when your heart is pumping blood. Diastolic...

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How to Prevent a Stroke - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2003 - ...and weight loss do not control it, you may need to take medicine to lower your blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure in people who have hypertension is the most important way to prevent stroke. If your cholesterol level is high and exercise and diet do not lower it, you may need...

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Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2003 - ...High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) Problems with any of the heart valves Abnormal heart rhythms (also called arrhythmias) Toxic substances (such as alcohol abuse) Congenital heart disease (a heart problem you were born with) What are the symptoms of heart failure? Some...

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Heart Attack: Warning Signs and Tips on Prevention - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2003 - ...If you have hypertension, control your blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about whether aspirin would help reduce your risk of a heart attack. Aspirin can help keep your blood from forming clots that can eventually block the arteries. Read the full article. Get immediate access,...

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Using an Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - ...in your body. In some people, it takes a lot of force. These people have what is called high blood pressure. Another word for it is hypertension. Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers separated by a slash, like 120/80. The first number is the systolic pressure; it is the force...

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High Blood Pressure and Exercise - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - ...of your arteries. Arteries are the pipes that carry blood from your heart to all parts of your body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, happens when your blood puts extra pressure on the walls of your arteries. This extra pressure can increase your risk for stroke, heart...

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