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Often referred to as the “silent killer,” high blood pressure contributes to heart disease, heart attack, stroke and other health problems.
High blood pressure occurs when your blood pressure, or the force of the blood pushing against your artery walls, is consistently high, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Nearly half of adult Americans have high blood pressure, though many don’t even know it.
The best way to figure out if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked. Your doctor can do this during a routine office visit.
If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, try these 10 things to help reduce it:
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