Essential hypertension, or high blood pressure, is abnormally high blood pressure with no known cause.
- What is high blood pressure?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- What are the screening tests?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What questions should I ask my healthcare provider about high blood pressure?
Find answers in our in-depth report on 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?
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.