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Why You Need To Get Your Blood Pressure Checked At Least Once A Year

High blood Pressure is a silent killer. High blood pressure predisposes the individual to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, disease of the coronary ateries, hardening of the arteries, and heart failure.

Unfortunately, most peole with high blood pressure have no symptoms whatsoever. The good news is that treatment of hypertension reduces the incidence of fatal heart attack by 45-50% and fatal stroke by 55-60%.

The problem is that millions of people are unaware that they have high blood pressure and are not receiving treatment. Adults should have a yearly exam by their physician, during which blood pressure is checked.

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