Hypertension Center
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General Overview
Essential hypertension, or high blood pressure, is abnormally high blood pressure with no known cause.


InDepth
Preventing Hypertension

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)

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

Special Topics

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.

Videos and Animation
The DASH diet
Related Conditions
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
Resources
American Heart Association

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute




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