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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…

  • Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

    Cirrhosis is a form of liver disease. It occurs when cells in your liver become damaged beyond repair. Portal hypertension… What is cirrhosis and portal hypertension? Cirrhosis is a form of liver disease. It occurs when cells in your liver become damaged and your body…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • High Blood Pressure Medicines

    High blood pressure can lead to serious health problems, so staying on top of treatment is important. Often, this includes… 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

    Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition that prevents a man from getting or keeping an erection… 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 pressure). Atherosclerosis (hardening…

  • 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…

  • Heart Failure

    Heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It is the result of other diseases… This could be with or without a heart attack in the past. Problems with the heart muscle itself (cardiomyopathy). High blood pressure (hypertension). Problems with any of…

  • 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…

  • 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 trigger secondary Raynaud’s. These…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Pregnancy with Multiples

    Pregnancy with multiples is more common than ever, but it is considered a high-risk pregnancy for you and the… 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 (a…