Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It's also your brain's main source of fuel.

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Malignant Hypertension


  • What Causes Malignant Hypertension?
  • Who's at Risk for Malignant Hypertension?
  • What Are the Symptoms of Malignant Hypertension?
  • How Is Malignant Hypertension Diagnosed?
  • How Is Malignant Hypertension Treated?
  • What Are the Complications of Malignant Hypertension?
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Symptoms of High Blood Pressure


  • Symptoms of Severe High Blood Pressure
  • When to See a Doctor

One of the most dangerous things about hypertension -- or high blood pressure -- is that you may not know you have it. In fact, nearly one-third of people who have high blood pressure don't know it. That’s because high blood pressure doesn’t have any symptoms unless it’s very severe. The best way to know if your blood pressure is high is through regular checkups. You can also monitor blood pressure at home. This is especially important if you have a close relative who has high blood pressure.

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