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How to lower blood pressure

Trusted information on lowering your blood pressure and keeping it at healthy levels including exercise, healthy eating, losing weight and medicines.

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What is a healthy blood pressure?

Your blood pressure varies from day to day, even moment to moment. Most doctors would say that a healthy blood pressure is higher than 90/60 mm/Hg but lower than about 140/90.

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High blood pressure (hypertension)

Learn about the causes of high blood pressure (often called 'hypertension') and how you can you lower your blood pressure and keep it at a healthy level.

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Blood pressure medication

Blood pressure medication - ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, beta blockers, diuretics - help treat high blood pressure. Read more about how they work.

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Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Trusted information about low blood pressure (hypotension), including the signs and symptoms, causes, when to see a doctor and the treatments available.

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Stroke prevention through medicines and surgery

Trusted information on medical treatment to prevent stroke, include surgery on the carotid arteries and medication to reduce blood pressure or prevent blood clotting.

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Kidneys

The kidneys main function is to filter or 'clean' your blood of waste products and also helps to control blood pressure. Find out more about how they work.

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Health checks for women

A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure, bone density test and more.

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Peripheral vascular disease diagnosis

Information on Peripheral vascular disease diagnosis and tests, plus links to trusted resources.

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Beta blockers

Beta blockers are medicines that treat high blood pressure. However they can also pose other health risks for those who are taking other medications. Find out more about the risks of using beta blockers.

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Adrenal glands

The adrenal glands are two endocrine glands sitting on top of each kidney. They form part of the body's hormonal system. They produce several hormones that are involved in controlling your blood pressure, metabolism and your body's response to stress.

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