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High Blood Pressure

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

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What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is when your blood pressure, the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels is consistently too high. About 80 million Americans have high blood pressure. If left untreated, high blood pressure increases risk of heart attack and stroke. 

How is it managed?

  • Eat a healthy, low salt diet

  • Limit alcohol

  • Quit smoking

  • Maintain a healthy weight

  • Exercise regularly

  • Take medication

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