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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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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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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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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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Kidney disease

Many diseases affect the kidneys, most commonly diabetes, inflammation of the kidney, and high blood pressure. Find out more on kidney disease from our trusted partners.

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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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Blood and blood vessels

Blood, the heart and the vessels that carry blood around the body together make up the cardiovascular system. Learn more about how it functions and related conditions.

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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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Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat in your blood and are usually measured along with cholesterol. Learn more about what they are and the impact of high triglyceride levels.

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How to lower cholesterol

High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart disease and stroke - here's how you can help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood.

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