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  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    Pulmonary hypertension is an increase in pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to the lungs. It is a… t known. This is called idiopathic pulmonary hypertension. When pulmonary hypertension develops because of another medical condition, it is called secondary pulmonary hypertension. Breathing problems…

  • Realistic illustration of cirrhosis of human liver

    Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

    Cirrhosis and portal hypertension is a form of liver disease caused by alcoholism, poor diet, or infection… portal vein. Cirrhosis slows your blood flow and puts stress on the portal vein. This causes high blood pressure known as portal hypertension. Symptoms of cirrhosis and portal…

  • Healthy food and drink choices often included in the dash diet plan, sitting on a table surrounded by blood pressure monitor

    The DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Control Your Blood Pressure

    Eating healthier foods improves many health problems, including high blood pressure (hypertension)… Wellness starts with a healthy diet. In fact, eating healthier foods improves many health problems. This includes high blood pressure (hypertension). The right foods can lower your blood pressure. Your doctor may recommend…

  • man wearing blood pressure monitor on arm

    Using an Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor

    If you have high blood pressure, you may need to wear an ambulatory blood pressure monitor. It takes and records… If you have high blood pressure (hypertension), your doctor may ask you to wear an ambulatory blood pressure monitor. This is a small machine, about…

  • Doctor measures the blood pressure of a pregnant woman

    Preeclampsia

    Preeclampsia is a rare condition that women can get when pregnant. It occurs when a woman has high blood pressure… What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a rare condition women can get when pregnant. It is sometimes called toxemia or pregnancy-induced hypertension. It occurs when…

  • blood pressure monitor showing elevated readings with pills on a table

    High Blood Pressure Medicines

    There are many medicines used to treat high blood pressure. Talk to your doctor to help figure out which one… Blood pressure is the amount of force that your blood puts on your artery walls as it moves through your body. High blood pressure (also called hypertension) occurs when…

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

    A small percentage of pregnant women in the U.S. have high blood pressure during their pregnancy. Some cases are mild;… Chronic hypertension can lead to serious problems, including preeclampsia. This type of high blood pressure continues after you have your baby. Gestational hypertension. This is…

  • close-up of female doctor checking blood pressure of male patient

    High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure happens when blood flows through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. It is sometimes called… at a higher risk for stroke, heart disease, heart attack, and kidney failure. There are 2 types of high blood pressure. Primary hypertension. This is also…

  • Man sleeping on back with nasal mask.

    CPAP Devices for Sleep Apnea

    A CPAP device fits over your face while you sleep. It reduces snoring and prevents sleep disturbances that can interfere… people of all ages. And it affects them in many ways — from headaches and irritability to more serious complications, such as pulmonary hypertension and…

  • Man holding condom in one hand and blue pill in the other

    Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

    Erectile dysfunction is when a man cannot get or keep an erection. It can be caused by a number of… to get or keep an erection for sex. What causes erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction can be caused by: Diabetes (high blood sugar) Hypertension (high blood…

  • Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy

    If you have multiple sclerosis (MS) and are planning to get pregnant, talk to your doctor beforehand… MS doesn't appear to increase the risk of problems that can occur during any pregnancy. The risk of having pregnancy-induced hypertension , also called toxemia or preeclampsia (say…

  • side-by-side diagrams of a healthy heart and one with heart failure

    Heart Failure

    Heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It can be caused by different heart… be with or without a heart attack in the past Problems with the heart muscle itself (for example, cardiomyopathy). High blood pressure(hypertension) Problems with any of the…

  • pregnant woman sitting on bench with hands on belly

    Lupus and Pregnancy

    If you have lupus and are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, plan ahead for adequate medical care before, during… babies. However, lupus does increase your risk of certain problems during pregnancy, including: Elevated blood pressure in pregnancy, which can be gestational hypertension or pre-eclampsia…

  • Woman massaging fingers and hand to increase blood flow

    Raynaud's Disease

    Raynaud’s disease is a rare condition that narrows your blood vessels. It causes your fingers or toes to turn color… syndrome Vascular disorders, such as thoracic outlet syndrome Artery diseases, such as atherosclerosis(hardening of the arteries), Buerger’s disease, or pulmonary hypertension Some medicines may also trigger secondary Raynaud’s…

  • Woman drinking water with fruit sitting in front of her

    Take Care of Yourself Before Pregnancy

    Whether you’re planning to become pregnant or not, preconception care during your childbearing years is essential. Here are some things… and your baby. Your visit should include discussions of: Your medical and family history.If you have certain conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, seizure disorders,…

  • Woman undergoing eye exam

    Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is an eye disease. It’s caused by fluid and pressure in the eye. At first, there aren’t symptoms, but… Are 40 years of age or older. Have a family history of glaucoma. Have high pressure in the eyes. Have diabetes. Have hypertension Have heart…

  • hand weights, water bottles and fresh fruit and vegetables

    Diet and Exercise for a Healthy Heart

    Having a healthy heart is vital to your overall health. Two of the simplest yet most important ways to help… foods, including fish, lean meats, skinless poultry, eggs, nuts and seeds, and beans. Try a diet. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan…

  • Pregnant woman with two ultrasound scans of twins resting on her belly

    Pregnancy with Multiples

    Pregnancy with multiples means more than one baby in your uterus at once. They carry a higher chance of gestational… are exercising and getting plenty of rest. Other complications from a pregnancy with multiples, include: Anemia (not enough red blood cells) Gestational hypertension or preeclampsia…

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