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A Patient’s Guide to High Blood Pressure

June 17, 2019

From the U.S. News & World Report website

It’s easy to ignore high blood pressure, or hypertension, until health complications strike. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize the impact of high blood pressure until they develop heart disease, have kidney damage or suffer a stroke.

The official standard for high blood pressure recently changed, with the threshold lowered to 130/80 mmHg. More than 100 million Americans now have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. As guidelines and treatment parameters shift, you may not know whether you have high blood pressure or how to safeguard your health.

More than ever, patients are encouraged to track their own progress and take proactive measures to reduce their risks. The good news is that if you’re among the many people diagnosed with hypertension, there’s plenty you can do to manage it, prevent complications and bring your blood pressure down to a normal range.

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