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High blood pressure (hypertension)

High blood pressure affects around 1 in 3 Australian adults, so it's important to know your risk of hypertension and how to prevent it.

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How to lower blood pressure

High blood pressure is common and often has no symptoms. Read these tips for keeping your blood pressure under control.

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What is a healthy blood pressure?

It's important to have your blood pressure checked, as high blood pressure can affect blood flow to your organs. Discover more about this simple test.

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Blood pressure medication

Blood pressure medications (also known as hypertensives), such as ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, beta blockers and diuretics can help to manage and treat high blood pressure. Find out more about how these treatments work.

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Beta blockers

Beta blockers are medicines that are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), although there can be risks for some people. Find out more about the benefits and risks of using beta blockers.

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Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Although low blood pressure (hypotension) is better than high, it could signal an underlying condition. Consult your doctor if you have hypotension.

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Foods high in magnesium

Magnesium is essential for your muscles and nerves to work properly, to regulate blood sugar and pressure, and to make protein, bone, and DNA. Find out which foods are high in magnesium and how much you need here.

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Blood and blood vessels

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

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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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Pre-eclampsia or pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)

A rise in blood pressure in pregnancy can be the first sign of pre-eclampsia, also known as pregnancy-induced hypertension.

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Triglycerides

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

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