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Doctors made the connection between blood pressure and risk of death in the early 1900s, and high blood pressure continues to be a major health concern.

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Types of Blood Pressure Problems

About 1 in 3 adults has primary high blood pressure, but there are other types.

Self-Care and Medical Management

The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

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When Is High Blood Pressure an Emergency?

Doctors call very high blood pressure a hypertensive crisis—when blood pressure is high enough to be considered an emergency.

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What Not to Do With High Blood Pressure

Good lifestyle choices can help you manage high blood pressure and lower your risk of complications.
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How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Kidneys

Over time, high blood pressure damages your arteries including those supplying your kidneys.

What High Blood Pressure Does to Your Brain

Your brain, with its constant need for oxygen and nutrients, is extremely vulnerable.

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