Know the Signs of High Blood Pressure

Illustration of hypertension.
Photo of a hypertension chart.
Photo of woman stretching after a workout indicating a normal blood pressure level.
Photo of referee blowing a whistle indicating a warning for prehypertension level.
Photo of tea kettle steaming indicating malignant hypertension danger zone level.
Photo of burning candles on cake, symbolizing pulmonary hypertension.
Photo of an African-American at risk for high blood pressure.
Photo of measuring cups full of various salt amounts, a cause of high blood pressure.
A photo portrays the high stress job of an emergency dispatcher.
Photo of man squeezing fat, a risk factor of high blood pressure.
A photo of a half glass of wine, a risk factor of high blood pressure.
A photo of a cup of coffee on the counter, a cause of high blood pressure.
A pregnant woman with preeclampsia sitting on a park bench eating a snack.
Photo of a sick woman with high blood pressure blowing her nose.
A photo of a man talking with his doctor about portal hypertension.
A photo of kids eating chips, at risk for high blood pressure.
A photo of man holding fruit; DASH diet can treat high blood pressure.
A photo of a couple walking together, lowering blood pressure.
Diuretics are medications used to treat high blood pressure.
An illustration of the human heart; beta blockers treat high blood pressure.
An illustration of clogged and unclogged arteries.
A photo of a doctor with ARBs.
A photo of a man with calcium channel blockers.
A photo of high blood pressure medications.
A photo of a woman doing yoga, treating high blood pressure.
A photo of a woman eating a healthy sandwich, living with high blood pressure.

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Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on Thursday, August 18, 2016

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