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What Is High Blood Pressure—and Why Do Your Numbers Matter?

What Is High Blood Pressure—and Why Do Your Numbers Matter?

You’ve probably had a blood pressure reading dozens or maybe hundreds of times in your life. Unless you get a result that gives a nurse or doctor pause, you may not think much about those numbers. Or maybe you’ve wondered, “What is high blood pressure?”—and wondered what it really means

Slash Your Stroke Risk by Addressing Crucial Modifiable Risk Factors

Around 750,000 people have a stroke every year, and of these, 5 to 14 percent will have a second stroke within 12 months. Many of the risk factors for stroke can be mitigated with simple lifestyle changes—according to the American Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. However, research

Hypertension: How Low Should Your Blood Pressure Go?

Numbers. Your life’s full of them, and they all have significance—from your Social Security and telephone numbers to your bank account balances or even a winning lottery ticket.
When it comes to your heart and kidney health, the numbers 140/90 are of paramount importance. They mark the threshold of hypertension,

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