Why Your Blood Pressure Matters
Doctors worry about high blood pressure, or hypertension, because it puts you at risk for heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's and other conditions that can take years off your life. In fact, maintaining a normal blood pressure is one of the keys to staying healthy as you age.
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The estimated percentage of Americans with
high blood pressure
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Robert H. Levitt, MD
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Henrico Doctors' Hospital - HCA Virginia
What numbers are considered high blood pressure?
A healthy blood pressure is less than 120/80, prehypertension is 120-139/80-89, and high blood pressure (HTN) is anything over . . .
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