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Blood pressure by Dr Rob Hicks, Infinite Ideas

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Introduction

‘The only pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself.’

MARK MESSIER, ice hockey player

You can’t see it and you can’t hear it. But it’s there, and it has the power to give you a long life, or a much shorter one.

Blood pressure, we take it for granted. In fact we don’t usually even think about it. Not until someone offers to check it for us, that is, or until as a result of it being too high it lives up to its nickname as the silent killer.

Whether you have high blood pressure, medically termed hypertension, or not, you want to keep your blood pressure at a level where it is unlikely to do you harm. OK, so let’s get the scary stuff out of the way. High blood pressure increases the risk of you suffering a heart attack, ...

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