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Blood pressure - the facts

Blood pressure - the facts


The facts about blood pressure

Q. How do I keep my blood pressure healthy?

A. Whatever your blood pressure is at the moment, the message is the same:
the lower your blood pressure is, the lower your risk will be of having a heart attack or stroke in the future.

This means that all of us should be trying to lower our blood pressures, whether we have high blood pressure or not.

At the moment, optimal blood pressure is having a blood pressure of 120/80mmHg or less. (For more see What blood pressure should I have?)

The good news is that there are many things you can do to keep your blood pressure healthy. For more, please see the lifestyle pages.





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