All Blood Pressure Topics

Low Blood Pressure Symptoms

The most common low blood pressure symptoms are dizziness, fatigues, exercise intolerance, blurring of vision, fainting, confusion, shortness of breath and chest pain. Moreover there might be symptoms of the primary condition responsible for the low blood pressure.

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High Blood Pressure Symptoms

High blood pressure is generally asymptomatic. High blood pressure symptoms usually occur when complications of high blood pressure occur or when high blood pressure is secondary to some other conditions.

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Salt and High Blood Pressure

Salt and high blood pressure: is salt intake reduction worth the effect? Increased dietary intake of table salt (sodium chloride) is one of the risk factors for raised blood pressure. Current recommendation is to reduce the daily dietary intake of table salt to less than 6 g.

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Smoking and High Blood Pressure

Although a direct causal relationship between smoking and high blood pressure has not been established yet, but cigarette smoking is a proven independent cardiovascular disease risk factor.

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How to Control High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is generally asymptomatic but the slowly progressive damage to body organs continues. Thus how to control high blood pressure is of paramount importance for delaying or preventing the future complications of hypertension.

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High Diastolic Blood Pressure

The presence of high diastolic blood pressure and normal systolic blood pressure is referred to as Isolated Diastolic Hypertension (IDH). Currently, IDH is treated in same way as other forms of hypertension but there is considerable debate on the risks (if any) associated with IDH and justification of the therapy.

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High Blood Pressure in Teens

The prevalence of high blood pressure in teens is increasing. Both, essential hypertension and secondary hypertension can occur in teenagers.

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Exercise for High Blood Pressure

Exercise training is currently one of the cornerstones of management of high blood pressure. This article describes the role of exercise for high blood pressure.

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Low Blood Pressure

A blood pressure below 90/60 mm Hg is considered low blood pressure or hypotension. However, presence of symptoms and the underlying cause of low blood pressure reading are more important.

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What Causes High Blood Pressure?

What causes high blood pressure? In primary hypertension, no cause for raised blood pressure is evident. In secondary hypertension, the raised blood pressure is due to some other primary disease condition.

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