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High blood pressure dangers: Hypertension's effects on your body

If blood pressure stays high, it can cause other health conditions. Find out more about these complications.

Blood pressure cuff: Does size matter?

Accurate blood pressure readings depend on the proper size blood pressure cuff.

Alpha blockers

Learn how this type of blood pressure medicine works and how it also can ease symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Blood pressure: Can it be higher in one arm?

A small difference in blood pressure readings between arms usually isn't a worry. But a large difference can be a warning sign of a health problem.

Calcium channel blockers

Learn how these blood pressure medicines open the arteries, help relieve chest pain and treat an irregular heartbeat.

Can whole-grain foods lower blood pressure?

Find out if eating whole-grain foods can lower blood pressure.

Video: What is blood pressure?

Watch this video to see what your blood pressure reading means.

Choosing blood pressure medicines

Get to know the options when it comes to treating high blood pressure.

Get the most out of home blood pressure monitoring

Discover how to monitor blood pressure at home to reach target numbers.


These medicines, sometimes called water pills, help remove extra fluid from the body. They're often used to lower blood pressure. Learn about the possible side effects.

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