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• Hypertension:  Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension  is a chronic medical condition in which the systemic blood pressure is elevated.  This means that the heart is working harder than  normal to circulate blood around the body.  Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm/Hg and High blood pressure is usually anything above 140/90 mm/Hg.  Uncontrolled  hypertension is a major risk factors for stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure and arterial aneurysms, and is a leading cause of chronic kidney failure.  An even modest elevation of arterial blood pressure has been showed to shortened life expectancy.  Low salt diet, lifestyle changes and medication can improve blood pressure control and decrease the risk of associated health complications.   At our practice, we will create a personalized model of care to help patients reduce the risks associated with this disease.

 
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