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What Is High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure is a condition that has no symptoms. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is with a blood pressure check. High blood pressure is when the blood in your veins is being forced through your cardiovascular system by your heart at a rate that is more than the vein and artery walls are able to withstand. Continual high blood pressure, or hypertension, can lead to things like heart attack and stroke, both of which are deadly. You can know if you have hypertension if your blood pressure reading is above 140/90 and that it is severe if your blood pressure is over 180/120. Regular exercise and a diet low in salt can be beneficial in reducing your blood pressure reading.