This page contains the basic information about High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) .
When to Call A Doctor
Adults should have their blood pressure measured at least every few years.
If your blood pressure is higher than 120/80 mmHg, schedule regular appointments with your doctor. Have your blood pressure monitored more regularly. And get advice about modifying your lifestyle to prevent future problems.
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Created: 4/27/2004 | Last Modified: 8/21/2006
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