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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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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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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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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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Cholesterol and lipid tests

A cholesterol (or lipid profile) test looks at the various levels of cholesterol and other fats in your blood. Learn more about this blood test from a trusted source.

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Pulmonary embolism

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the arteries that supply blood to the lungs caused by one or more blood clots. Learn more about is causes and symptoms.

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Compartment syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a painful condition caused by pressure in a group of muscles. Learn more about the types, causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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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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Alzheimer's disease and diet

To help prevent dementia, a low-fat and high-fibre diet with fresh fruit and vegetables and whole grains is recommended. Find out about Alzheimer's disease and diet.

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