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High blood pressure: Why me?

By: Naomi Fisher, M.D., Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications I go to the gym, and I never add salt. So why do I have high blood pressure? Despite its astonishing prevalence of one in three Americans, many people struggle with the diagnosis of high blood pressure, or hypertension. Its worth exploring why, because being an active participant in your care is crucial for optimal blood pressure control. …

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