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What is hypertension and what to do about it

Key Points

  • Hypertension is blood pressure ≥ 130/80 measured on two different days.

  • We can change our lifestyles, healthy diet, and exercise, to improve blood pressure.

  • Uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure.

  • DASH diet, regular exercise, and medications can control blood pressure easily.

What is Hypertension?

Blood pressure is the pressure inside your arteries. Hypertension is when blood pressure is too high.