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Causes of High Blood Pressure



Causes of High Blood Pressure

Q: All the results of my husband’s many heart tests are normal. Why does he have high blood pressure? A: Your husband isn’t alone—most people with high blood pressure have “essential” hypertension, which means that there is no identifiable cause for it. One promising experimental therapy involves threading a catheter into the artery that provides […] ... More
Lisinopril is Good for the Heart

Lisinopril is Good for the Heart

To E.H., Lisinopril is a generic drug that is FDA approved for two brand name products—Prinivil and Zestril. It may be prescribed alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lisinopril may also be given to people who have suffered a heart attack. Left untreated, high blood pressure may damage […] ... More
Made in the USA

Made in the USA

To J. R., Caseville, Michigan: You write that generic versions of Amaryl (for diabetes) and Vasotec (for high blood pressure) often vary in color or shape, adding that you would prefer to use drugs made in America. Today, most drug companies have locations all over the world. Sometimes the company headquarters is in the United […] ... More