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High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious condition that can lead to the following health problems: coronary heart/artery disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems such as vision changes.


For General Audiences

High blood pressure (hypertension) A Guide for General Audiences: This module is specifically targeted to general audiences and contains information about the definition, causes, risk factors and high blood pressure numbers.

高血压 (High Blood Pressure, in Mandarin)


Gestational Hypertension (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension) This module describes blood pressure, its levels and types; hypertension and its signs, diagnosis and treatment; risk factors; and possible consequences for the mother, which include damage to kidneys and other organs, life-threatening preeclampsia and eclampsia; and early delivery and low birth weight for the baby.