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Pre-eclampsia or pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)

Trusted information on pre-eclampsia or pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) including what it is, symptoms, treatment, and managing it.

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High blood pressure (hypertension)

Trusted information on high blood pressure (hypertension), including what it is, causes and risk factors, symptoms, treatments and how to prevent it

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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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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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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?

Trusted information on a healthy blood pressure , including what it is, high blood pressure, low blood pressure and how to lower your blood pressure.

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Conn's syndrome

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.

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Brain diseases

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.

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Encephalopathy

The word encephalopathy describes any disturbance of the brain's functioning that leads to problems like confusion and memory loss.

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Kidney pain

Pain in your kidney area can be caused by many different problems. Find out more about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of kidney pain from our trusted partners.

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Kidney failure

When kidneys don’t function properly, dialysis or kidney transplant is necessary to survive. Find out about causes, symptoms and treatment of kidney failure.

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