Hypertension | Diagnosis and Treatment

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Diagnosing and treating hypertension

Regular doctor visits and health screenings are vital to your health, and monitoring your blood pressure is part of regular care maintenance. When blood pressure is high, it starts to damage the blood vessels, heart and kidneys. This can lead to heart attack, stroke and other problems. The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk. Lowering blood pressure lowers the risk of problems.

If you are diagnosed with hypertension, your healthcare provider will help you understand your options for treatment and help decide what's best for you.

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Source: Healthwise