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  • High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for heart attack, heart failure, stroke and kidney disease.
  • High blood pressure usually does not have any symptoms, so it is important to see your doctor regularly to have your blood pressure checked.
  • There are many ways you can manage your blood pressure, like following a heart-healthy eating pattern and being physically active. Depending on your other risk factors, your doctor might also recommend you take blood pressure medicines.

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Reviewed on: 28-10-2022