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.
How to lower your blood pressure
High blood pressure is common but often has no symptoms. Get tips to keep your blood pressure under control, including through lifestyle changes and medication.
Blood pressure medication
Blood pressure medicines ('antihypertensives'), such as ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and diuretics help manage high blood pressure.
Conn's syndrome is a condition where the body makes too much of the hormone aldosterone. It’s a common cause of hypertension but it can be managed and treated.
What is a healthy blood pressure?
It's important to have your blood pressure checked, as your blood pressureaffects blood flow to your organs. Discover more about this simple test.
Pulmonary hypertension is a condition caused by changes to the arteries in your lungs that can damage your heart. Read more here about the causes, symptoms and treatment of pulmonary hypertension.
A healthy brain is quick and efficient. Problems like inflammation, loss of brain cells, tumours, trauma and age-related diseases can change that. Learn more.
An encephalopathy refers to any disturbance of the brain's functioning that leads to problems like confusion and memory loss. Read more here.
Hydrocephalus is caused by a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. This fluid is essential, but too much can damage your brain.
Fatty liver is common, particularly in people with diabetes and who are overweight. Although it might not cause any symptoms, it can lead to significant health problems. Making changes to your lifestyle is key to preventing and improving the condition.