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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.
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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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