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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Blood pressure is the force your blood is pumping through your vessels.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, makes your heart work harder to push blood through the vessels at a higher pressure

Although most people do not have symptoms, high blood pressure can be dangerous to your health. It puts you at risk for heart attack and heart disease.


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