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Controlling High Blood Pressure - VHL HealthSheet #82044_VA
High blood pressure (hypertension) is called the silent killer. This is because many people who have it don’t know it. You can take an easy test to see if your blood pressure is too high. If it is high, you can take steps to lower it. Doing so could save your life.
Taking Your Blood Pressure - VHL HealthSheet #84253_VA
You can take your own blood pressure reading using a digital monitor.
What Is High Blood Pressure? - VHL HealthSheet #85658_VA
High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because it often has no symptoms. Left uncontrolled, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, or blindness. Making some lifestyle changes and taking any prescribed medication should keep your blood pressure under control.
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