Featured Hypertension Articles
Descriptions of Featured Hypertension Articles
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. This eMedTV article describes this medical condition in detail, including why blood pressure matters and associated health risks.
Furosemide is a prescription drug licensed to treat fluid retention and control high blood pressure. This eMedTV resource offers a more in-depth look at how furosemide works, potential side effects, and information on when and how to take the drug.
Spironolactone is a drug used for treating several conditions, including water retention and hypokalemia. This eMedTV page further explains what spironolactone is used for, describes how the drug works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Clonidine is a prescription drug most commonly used for treating high blood pressure. This eMedTV resource discusses other approved uses of the medicine, describes how it works, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
What Is Hypertension?
Hypertension is a serious medical condition in which the pressure in the blood vessels is too high. This eMedTV resource explains how high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, and other serious conditions if not properly managed.
Blurred vision, dizziness, headache, and nausea are possible hypertension symptoms. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses symptoms of hypertension, and the health risk hypertension presents even when no symptoms are felt.
HCTZ is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat fluid retention and control high blood pressure. This eMedTV resource offers a more in-depth look at HCTZ and its effects, potential side effects, and dosage information.
Learn About Symptoms of Hypertension
Even when no signs or symptoms of hypertension are evident, the condition is gradually damaging the body. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at hypertension symptoms and the health risks associated with chronic high blood pressure.
Benazepril is a prescription drug used to control high blood pressure. This eMedTV article explains how benazepril works and lists the drug's side effects and strengths, factors that can affect dosing, and things to tell your doctor before taking it.
RESPeRATE is a medical device that teaches you "paced breathing" to help lower blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page explores the effectiveness of RESPeRATE, describes how the device works, and explains where you can obtain the machine.
Metoprolol tartrate is a drug used to treat several conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV article discusses specific uses for this prescription medicine, as well as its potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and more.
Methylsulfonylmethane is a supplement often claimed to be useful for treating a wide variety of conditions. This eMedTV page lists some of these conditions, explains how methylsulfonylmethane works, and lists possible side effects of the supplement.
Plendil is a prescription medicine that is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page offers a general overview of Plendil, including information on how the drug works, possible side effects, and general precautions.
Causes of Hypertension
Some possible causes of hypertension include Cushing's, sleep apnea, and birth control pills. This eMedTV page explores other possible causes and looks at risk factors that can increase your chances of developing hypertension.
Indapamide is a prescription drug that is used for treating fluid retention and high blood pressure. This eMedTV resource offers dosing information for indapamide, explains how the drug works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Aliskiren is a renin inhibitor approved to treat high blood pressure. This segment of the eMedTV archives provides an in-depth look at this medication, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Ziac is a prescription medicine often used for treating high blood pressure. This page from the eMedTV Web site describes how this drug works, explains when and how to take it, lists some of the potential side effects to be aware of, and more.
Telmisartan is a prescription drug often used for the treatment of high blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page explains how the medication works, describes its effects, and lists potential side effects that may occur, among other things.
Amlodipine and Atorvastatin
Amlodipine and atorvastatin is often prescribed to treat conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV article describes the drug in detail, offering information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.