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What can lowering my blood pressure do for me?

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In middle-aged and older adults with high blood pressure, lowering systolic blood pressure (the top number) by 10 points leads to:

  • 50% to 60% lower risk of dying from stroke
  • 40% to 50% lower risk of death from a heart attack

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

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