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

High blood pressure can cause other health complications. Find out more about these complications.

Blood pressure cuff: Does size matter?

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

Calcium channel blockers

Learn how these blood pressure medications open your 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.

Medications and supplements that can raise your blood pressure

Could your medications or supplements be affecting your blood pressure? Find out.

Blood pressure tip: Get off the couch

Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.

Blood pressure chart: What your reading means

Monitoring your blood pressure helps you avoid health problems. Learn more about what your numbers mean.

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Learn the symptoms and treatment of this condition — which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke — and the lifestyle changes that can lower the risk.

Hypertensive crisis: What are the symptoms?

A sudden rise in blood pressure over 180/120 mm Hg is considered a medical emergency, or crisis. It can lead to a stroke. Know the symptoms.

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