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High blood pressure

High blood pressure (measures at the arm > 140/90 mmHg) is commonly known as the silent killer.

Indeed, for most individuals, it is asymptomatic. High blood pressure damages arteries and renders them more prone to, for example, coronary heart disease.

High blood pressure damages other organs in your body as well: the brain, heart, eyes and kidneys. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to take it at different times throughout the day. You can go to a pharmacy or your family physician to have it taken.

There are several means in which you can decrease your blood pressure:

By making lifestyle changes blood pressure can be more easily controlled.

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Last modification on 27/09/2010