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Resistant Hypertension Has Several Possible Causes

Resistant Hypertension Has Several Possible Causes September 7, 2012 Dear Mayo Clinic: I was recently told I have resistant hypertension. What exactly is it, and what could cause it? How can I treat my high blood pressure since medications haven't worked? Answer: Hypertension (high blood pressure) is considered resistant when [...]

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New Guidelines for Management of High Blood Pressure

Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and death if not detected early and treated appropriately. New guidelines released online by JAMA today offer nine recommendations and a treatment algorithm (flow chart) to help physicians treat patients with hypertension. Sandra [...]

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ACE Inhibitors

ROCHESTER, Minn. — ACE inhibitors, short for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, are a common blood pressure treatment. The January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers how this drug works and its many uses. ACE inhibitors make it possible for blood vessels to relax, lowering blood pressure. This occurs by preventing [...]

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Common Blood Pressure Drug Linked to Severe GI Problems

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 21, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered an association between a commonly prescribed blood pressure drug, Olmesartan, and severe gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and electrolyte abnormalities — symptoms common among those who have celiac disease. The findings are published online today [...]

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Blood Pressure and Diabetes

Diabetes has a whole list of possible complications.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. John Graves tells us that one is high blood pressure. To listen, click the link below. Blood Pressure and Diabetes

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Dr. Michael J. Hogan joined us to discuss hypertension.  High blood pressure is painless and causes 1 million deaths a year in the United States.  It can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, strokes and dementia.  We talked about the latest in diagnoses and treatment. Medical edge Weekend - Full Show - [...]

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Dr. John Graves on Hypertension and Rhabdomyolysis

This Medical Edge Weekend program features Dr. John Graves discussing hypertension and rhabdomyolysis. Medical Edge Weekend 2-19-11

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Dr. John Graves on Hypertension

This Medical Edge Weekend program features Mayo Clinic physician Dr. John Graves on hypertension. Medical Edge Weekend 10-2-10

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Dr. John Graves on hypertension and kidney problems

Medical Edge Weekend  for Saturday, November 28  features  Dr. John Graves talking about hypertension and kidney problems. Medical Edge Weekend 11-28-09

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On Saturday, July 18, from 9-10 a.m. CDT, the Medical Edge Weekend program focused on hypertension, with Mayo Clinic hypertension specialist John Graves, M.D. Medical Edge Weekend 7-18-09  

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TUESDAY Q & A: Taking blood pressure medication at night may keep you awake

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently put on medication for high blood pressure. Does it matter what time I take it? I thought I was supposed to take it before I go to bed. But when I do, I’m up all night using the bathroom. Also, is this medication something I [...]

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