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SEGMENT: Health with Dr. Paula: High blood pressure

One in three American adults have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. (Source: WTVM) One in three American adults have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. (Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – One in three American adults have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Nearly 67 million people have to keep their blood pressure in check each day.

Blood pressure is the force of blood that is exerted against blood pressure walls.

If you have high blood pressure, you are more vulnerable to heart attack, stroke, and chest pain.

The ideal blood pressure is 139 over 89 or less. Keeping sodium intake low, maintaining a balanced diet, and regular exercise are ways to keep blood pressure levels at a healthy level.

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