In-depth

Body dysmorphic disorder

With body dysmorphic disorder, you have an extremely negative body image and may have numerous cosmetic procedures, with little satisfaction.

Cardiogenic shock

Cardiogenic shock is a life-threatening complication usually of a heart attack. Cardiogenic shock treatments can be effective, but must be provided immediately.

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.

Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Low blood pressure (hypotension) can be a sign of good health or of a life-threatening condition. Find out more about hypotension's causes and treatment options.

Multiple system atrophy (MSA)

Multiple system atrophy is a rare degenerative disorder that affects the brain and central nervous system, and is characterized by significant decreases in blood pressure.

Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension)

Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension) is a form of low blood pressure that occurs when you stand up.

Prehypertension

Prehypertension is an early warning sign of high blood pressure. You can't see it or feel it — but there's plenty you can do about it.

Premature birth

Having a preemie can be overwhelming. Here's what you need to know about your baby's care and the possible complications of a premature birth.

Secondary hypertension

Secondary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that's caused by another medical condition. Prompt treatment is often necessary to avoid complications.

Subconjunctival hemorrhage

Subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel breaks in the white of your eye, turning it bright red. Although painful looking, it is usually harmless.

Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Sudden weakness, dizziness and loss of balance might be indications of a transient ischemic attack. And the attack may warn of an impending stroke.

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes destroys your body's ability to produce insulin. Learn how you can live an active, healthy life with type 1 diabetes.

Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia is caused by problems with the blood vessels in your brain. Many people with vascular dementia also have Alzheimer's disease.

Jun. 08, 2012