This page contains the basic information about High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) .
To prevent high blood pressure:
Hypertension increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. So it is important to modify your risk factors for coronary artery disease. In addition to the above actions, you should:
You may be able to cure your hypertension with lifestyle changes alone.
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Created: 4/27/2004 | Last Modified: 8/21/2006
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