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Pressure Facts

• High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.

• Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120.

• More than 3 million individuals in the U.S. have elevated blood pressure.

• High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Over time, if untreated, it can cause health conditions, such as heart disease and stroke.

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• Eating a healthier diet with less salt, exercising regularly and taking medications can help lower blood pressure.

SOURCE: MAYO CLINIC

This article originally ran on greenevillesun.com.

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