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Can I reduce my risk of stroke by controlling my blood pressure?

Audrey K. Chun, MD
Geriatric Medicine
In general, the lower your blood pressure, the lower your stroke risk. Blood pressure control is probably the single most important thing you can do. The vast majority of people can have their blood pressure controlled if they go to their doctors when they're supposed to, and follow their doctors' advice.

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