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Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Quiz
Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? You can’t do anything about some risk factors. But other risk factors can be changed. Learn about the risk factors for high blood pressure by taking this quiz.
Heart Disease Prevention Quiz
Answer this one: Why is lack of regular exercise a major risk factor for heart disease?
Basic Anatomy of the Heart
Located almost in the center of the chest, the adult human heart is about the size of two fists held side-by-side.
High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases the risk for coronary heart disease (heart attack) and stroke (brain attack).
Understanding Prehypertension
Prehypertension is a term that alerts people to the risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don’t take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.
High Blood Pressure: Kids Can Have It, Too
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.
The Lowdown on Low Blood Pressure
Doctors often consider chronically low blood pressure too low only if it drops suddenly or causes noticeable symptoms.
Why Control Blood Pressure
Sometimes, high blood pressure can be brought under control simply through lifestyle changes—a new way of eating or a new exercise program. For most people, though, it takes a combination of medications and healthy life choices.
Checking Blood Pressure
Many people can check their own blood pressure at home without difficulty, but some rely on assistance from a family member or friend.
Blood Pressue and Other Conditions
High blood pressure does its damage without your knowledge. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke, heart failure, heart attack, and kidney disease.