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High Blood Pressure

Risk Factors and Prevention

About 65 million American adults -- nearly 1 in 3 -- have high blood pressure. Many people get high blood pressure as they get older. In fact, over half of all Americans age 60 and older have high blood pressure. However, getting high blood pressure is not a normal part of aging! There are things you can do to help keep your blood pressure normal, such as eating a healthy diet and getting more exercise.
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