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1.  High Blood Pressure Overview
Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), increases the risk of heart attack, stroke & other health problems. Learn HBP symptoms & get treatment under an MD's care.
Symptoms:
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Blood in urine
  • Crushing chest pain
2.  Anxiety
What is anxiety? Anxiety often manifests itself as an apprehension about daily life. Learn the basics with this overview of the types of anxiety disorders.
Symptoms:
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Impatient
  • Hyperventilation
  • Burping
3.  Pain
Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
Symptoms:
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Pain
4.  Acute Stress Disorder
In the weeks after a traumatic event, you may develop an anxiety disorder called acute stress disorder (ASD). ASD typically occurs within one month of a traumatic event. It lasts at least two days and up to one month...
Symptoms:
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Fear
  • Anxiety attack
  • Panic attacks
  • Missed period
5.  Just the Essentials of Essential Hypertension
Essential hypertension is high blood pressure that does not have a known cause. Blood pressure is the force of blood against your artery walls as your heart pumps blood through your body. Hypertension occurs when th...
Symptoms:
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
6.  Obesity
Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. This condition is putting people at a higher risk for serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
Symptoms:
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Lordosis
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain
7.  Preeclampsia
Preeclampsia occurs when a pregnant woman has high blood pressure and protein in her urine at any point after her 20th week of pregnancy. This condition is also called toxemia or pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). I...
Symptoms:
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Preterm labor
  • Heart rate altered
  • Perceived flashes of light
  • Feels hot to touch
8.  Making Sense of Hypertensive Retinopathy
The retina is tissue located in the back of your eye that transforms light into nerve signals that are then sent to the brain for interpretation. When your blood pressure is too high, the retina's blood vessel walls ma...
Symptoms:
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Diplopia
  • High blood pressure
  • Blindness
9.  End-Stage Kidney Disease
A diagnosis of end-stage kidney disease means that you are in the final stage of kidney disease, and your kidneys are not functioning well enough to meet the needs of daily life. Your kidneys are responsible fo...
Symptoms:
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • Fatigue
  • Bruises
  • Flickering muscles
10.  Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
Adrenal cortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare disease. It is caused by a cancerous growth in the adrenal cortex, which is the outer layer of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands lie on top of the kidneys. They play a...
Symptoms:
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • General weakness
  • Hypertrophy of clitoris
  • Buffalo hump
  • Excessive thirst
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