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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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Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)

ACE inhibitors and ARBs are commonly taken for hypertension. They work by relaxing your blood vessels. You shouldn’t take ACE inhibitors and ARBs together.

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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.

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Blood pressure medication

Blood pressure medicines ('antihypertensives'), such as ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and diuretics help manage high blood pressure.

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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.

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Primary aldosteronism

Primary aldosteronism is a condition where you make too much of the hormone aldosterone — find out about the symptoms, causes and treatments.

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Diuretic medicines

Find out what diuretic medicine is used for, how it works, the most common diuretics and any side effects associated with taking it.

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Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that can happen in pregnancy, causing high blood pressure. Read about the symptoms and treatment of pre-eclampsia.

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Pulmonary hypertension

Find out all about pulmonary hypertension, a condition caused by changes to the arteries in your lungs that can damage your heart.

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Liver conditions and diseases

Liver disease can be caused by viruses like hepatitis, or other factors such as your alcohol intake. Learn about common liver diseases here.

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