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High blood pressure is the silent killer: Get your blood pressure checked today

Simon Stevens first day as new head of NHS England
Simon Stevens first day as new head of NHS England
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High blood pressure also known as Hypertension is the silent killer.

Hypertension can become serious and life threatening if left untreated. Here are ways to lower blood pressure levels: discuss treatment options with your doctor, avoid shaking salt on food, follow your doctor's orders, eat low sodium meals and snacks, take blood pressure medication as prescribed, Exercise daily, remain within your Body Mass Index (BMI) range, use herbs to season food, avoid eating processed food, avoid drinking high sodium beverages, and reduce stress in your life. Learn about Hypertension read the entire article

Remember, don't wait another day get your blood pressure checked. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can damage your kidneys and cause a stroke.

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