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High blood pressure is defined as a pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher in the arteries. Genetic factors, high salt intake, and increased arterial stiffness cause high blood pressure. Dizziness, headache, nausea, and shortness of breath are just a few symptoms of high blood pressure. Untreated high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, atherosclerosis, eye damage, stroke, and increased risk of aneurysms. High blood pressure can be managed with weight loss, lifestyle changes, and medication.


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      Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Article
      • Congestive heart failure facts
      • What is congestive heart failure (CHF)?
      • What causes congestive heart failure?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure?
      • What are the risk factors for congestive heart failure?
      • How is congestive heart failure diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for congestive heart failure?
      • What lifestyle changes can help treat congestive heart failure?
      • Diet
      • Exercise
      • Fluid regulation
      • Maintaining weight
      • What is the long term prognosis for patients with congestive heart failure?
      • Can congestive heart failure be prevented?

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