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    How can high blood pressure cause a headache?

    High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because there are few physical symptoms. However, hypertension can be a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.

    • High blood pressure can cause headache, but in general is not the cause of recurring headaches.
    • Blood pressure usually has to be quite
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    What risk factors for stroke can I change or treat?

    The first step in preventing a stroke is to know your risk factors. Most risk factors can be changed or treated. Talk to your healthcare provider to develop an individualized plan that minimizes your specific risk factors, such as lowering blood pressure or controlling diabetes.

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    What are the symptoms of a brain aneurysm?

    Brain aneurysms most frequently present for medical attention because they bleed, causing vague, non-specific symptoms such as headaches, visual problems, slowed mental processes, balance problems, etc. The majority of aneurysms that rupture do so without any preliminary signs or symptoms. Some effects...Read More
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    What is a heart attack?

    A myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, is a medical emergency that occurs when a portion of the heart is deprived of oxygen because of blockage of one of the coronary arteries, which supply the heart muscle (myocardium) with blood. Lack of oxygen causes characteristic chest pain...Read More
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    How is Alzheimer's disease treated?
    There are two classes of drugs approved by the FDA for Alzheimer's disease: three are...Full Post
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    How is coronary artery disease (CAD) different for women than for men?
    In general, men are more likely to develop coronary artery disease than women. This is because,...Full Post