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Keep Your Blood Pressure Low

High blood pressure increases risk of chronic diseases But you can lower your blood pressure High blood pressure predicts higher risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and premature mortality. In 2017, the American College of Cardiology and other organizations changed the level of systolic blood pressure used to define hypertension from 140 to 130 mm Hg.…

Is your blood pressure too high?

You can’t go very far these days without hearing about blood pressure. It’s a big health concern, especially for older people and African Americans. High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) predisposes you to a raft of serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and erectile dysfunction. You can reduce your risk of hypertension…