Many herbal supplements interact with medications for cardiovascular disease. Some of these interactions can be life-threatening.
Chronic kidney disease, often caused by diabetes or high blood pressure, is the gradual loss of kidney function. Early detection and treatment can help.
Cushing syndrome is caused by an excess of the hormone cortisol, originating from your adrenal glands or from corticosteroid medications you're taking for another illness.
Drug addiction is the compulsive dependence on a legal or illegal drug. Treatment and a strong support system may help break an addiction.
Hypothermia, a lower than normal body temperature, requires first aid and medical care to lessen heat loss, warm the body and prevent death.
Some over-the-counter and prescription medications and supplements can raise your blood pressure. Find out if what you're taking could cause high blood pressure.
Molar pregnancy — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this tumor in the uterus.
Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths in the pituitary gland in the brain. Most are noncancerous (benign). Some may cause overproduction of hormones and associated problems.
Spider bites — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, complications, treatment of spider bites.
Even though stress hasn't been proven to cause high blood pressure, reducing your stress can help control your blood pressure by improving your general health.
Guillain-Barre syndrome may cause severe weakness, numbness or paralysis — starting in the extremities and often spreading throughout the entire body.
High blood pressure and the medications to treat it can impact your sex life. Consider potential problems — and solutions.
High blood pressure is a risk factor for more than heart disease. Discover what complications high blood pressure can cause.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea — a condition that causes you to repeatedly stop breathing while you sleep.
Lifestyle and home remedies
Avoid the potential pitfalls of restaurant dining by watching out for hidden fat, excess salt and heaping portions.
The DASH diet doesn't have to be difficult. These tips can help you shop and cook according to DASH diet principles.
The DASH diet can control blood pressure and offer other health benefits. Here's how to make it a part of your healthy lifestyle.
The DASH diet emphasizes whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. This table of recommended servings can help you plan meals.
Exercise is a great way to control your blood pressure. Even small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference.
The usual advice is eight hours a night, but many factors, such as age and genetics, influence how much shut-eye you need.
Lifestyle changes are an important part of controlling high blood pressure. Here are 10 ways to lower your blood pressure without medication.
Interested in following the DASH eating plan but not sure how? Here are sample menus to get you started.
Having trouble sleeping? Set the stage for better sleep with these simple tips.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.
Coarctation of the aorta is a cardiovascular defect resulting in a narrowing of the aorta, the blood vessel that delivers oxygen-rich blood to your body.
Diabetes affects how your body uses blood sugar. Too much blood sugar over long periods can cause serious health problems, but treatments are available.
Polycystic kidney disease causes clusters of cysts to form in your kidneys. High blood pressure and kidney failure are common complications of this disorder.
Think getting by on a few hours of sleep is no big deal? Think again.
Dizziness is one of the most common health concerns. However, few cases of dizziness are due to serious conditions.
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication defined by high blood pressure and excess protein in your urine. The only cure is delivery of your baby.
Snoring may be just a nighttime annoyance, or it may indicate a more serious health condition. It can also disrupt your life and relationships.
Tests and diagnosis
This blood pressure chart can help you understand what your blood pressure reading means, and what you should do to have a healthy blood pressure.
You may have a blood pressure test as a part of a routine doctor's appointment or to check for high blood pressure or heart disease.
Treatments and drugs
Angiotensin II receptor blockers, sometimes called angiotensin II inhibitors, treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart failure and scleroderma.
Beta blockers treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, glaucoma and migraines. Find out more about dosing and side effects.
Calcium channel blockers, also called calcium antagonists, treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, migraines and Raynaud's disease.
Serotonin syndrome — caused by mixing some antidepressants and other medications — can be life-threatening if left untreated.
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