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Can your blood pressure be too low?

Recent findings raise concerns about lowering diastolic blood pressure the second number in your blood pressure reading too far. More of us than ever before are taking medications to lower our blood pressure. Longstanding guidelines suggest that most people should aim for a systolic blood pressure (the first number in a reading) no higher than 140 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). But in 2015, the results of the Systolic Blood…

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