High blood pressure (also known as HYPERTENSION) is a silent condition where your blood pressure is higher than it should be.
It is very common. It is estimated that 32% of U.S. adults have high blood pressure.
If left untreated, it can cause damage to your kidneys, heart, blood vessels and many other parts of your body.
Only you and your medical care team can determine the best blood pressure for you. We suggest you discuss your blood pressure control with your doctor or P.A. at each visit.
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This is a list of what you can do to help control your blood pressure: (click on the blue words for more information)
- Take your meds.
- Eat a low salt diet.
- Regular exercise.
- Reduce alcohol consumption, do not smoke and limit caffeine.
- Lose weight.
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Remember, you can discuss any questions you may have with your medical care team.