In-depth

Lifestyle and home remedies

DASH diet

Avoid the potential pitfalls of restaurant dining by watching out for hidden fat, excess salt and heaping portions.

DASH recommended servings

The DASH diet emphasizes whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. This table of recommended servings can help you plan meals.

Risk factors

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to various life-threatening conditions. But it's easily detected — and you can work with your doctor to control it.

Symptoms

Low potassium (hypokalemia)

Low potassium (hypokalemia) has many causes. A very low potassium level can be life-threatening.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Jan. 02, 2014