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Hypertension Center

  General Overview

Essential hypertension, or high blood pressure, is abnormally high blood pressure with no known cause.

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Find answers in our in-depth report on hypertension:

  Living With Hypertension

Shaking up conventional thinking about sodium and hypertension

Controversy continues to churn as to whether reducing your salt intake will keep your blood pressure in check. In fact, some experts even say that low-salt diets may be detrimental to your health. Who do you believe?

  Preventing Hypertension

heart disease risk manDo you have prehypertension?

If you believe you have low or normal blood pressure, you may be off the mark. Revised blood pressure guidelines have toughened the standards. Read here to find out where you stand and what you can do to control your blood pressure if you fall into the class known as prehypertension.

  Preventing Hypertension (Continued)

Recommendations to help prevent high blood pressure

Are you doing everything you can to prevent high blood pressure and decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke?

  Special Topics

Image for congestiveheart failureHigh blood pressure linked to inflammation

A large body of evidence has conclusively established a connection between inflammation (the process by which the body responds to injury) and cardiovascular disorders. Read more here.

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