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High Blood Pressure and Women
The American Heart Association explains higher risk for high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in women including birth control and high blood pressure, pregnancy and preeclampsia, Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH), toxemia of pregnancy and menopause and high blood pressure.
Calculate Your High Blood Pressure Health Risks
Learn your health risks from high blood pressure by using the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Risk Calculator. A few small changes can make a big difference.
The Facts About High Blood Pressure
What is hypertension or high blood pressure? High blood pressure, also known as HBP or hypertension, is when your blood pressure, the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high.
How to Monitor and Record Your Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association explains how to monitor your blood pressure acurately at home.
Don't Let Your Heart Quit! Control Your Blood Pressure.
Is your heart trying to tell you something? Get your blood pressure to a healthy range before your heart quits on you.
Resistant Hypertension - High Blood Pressure That's Hard to Treat
Resistant hypertension is when patients cannot control their blood pressure despite the use of a diuretic and at least two other blood pressure medicines
American Heart Association backs current BP treatments
A recent report recommends healthcare providers take a new approach to treating high blood pressure for people older than 60. But based on the current research available, the American Heart Association recommends that healthcare providers continue to follow existing guidelines for treating high blood pressure.
Health Threats From High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association explains how uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure can lead to damage to the coronary arteries, heart attack, heart disease, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection, atherosclerosis, Stroke, Kidney damage, Vision loss, Erectile dysfunction, Memory loss, Fluid in the lungs and Angina.
Know Your Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association helps you understand your risk of high blood pressure, also called hypertension, by looking at family history, age, diet and poor nutrition like a high-sodium diet, obesity and lack of exercise, alcohol as well as stress, smoking and sleep apnea.
Pulmonary Hypertension - High Blood Pressure in the Heart-to-Lung System
Is pulmonary hypertension the same as high blood pressure? The American Heart Association explains the difference between systemic hypertension and pulmonary hypertension.