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What Causes High Blood Pressure and How Can You Prevent It?

Keeping blood pressure numbers at a healthy level means learning what causes high blood pressure, who it affects most and how to prevent it in your life.

In This Article:

  • High blood pressure can harm your heart and other organs without any symptoms or warnings. Certain people are more susceptible to high blood pressure and should be screened more regularly.
  • The ideal systolic blood pressure level is under 120, and the ideal diastolic blood pressure level is under 80. Numbers over 130 and 89 may be cause for concern.
  • High blood pressure can be controlled by making changes in your diet, exercise and lifestyle habits, screening yourself regularly and taking medications.

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