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What is blood pressure? What is considered good blood pressure? Can I lower my blood pressure naturally?

When we talk about blood pressure we usually mean the pressure of blood in your arteries. This so-called arterial blood pressure has an impact on heart health and needs to be checked regularly. If the blood pressure is high, the heart has to work harder pumping blood against a higher pressure. Furthermore, a high pressure has been shown to damage the blood vessels, which can lead to a heart attack or a stroke. Optimal blood pressure is equal to less than 120/80 millimeters mercury.
If you have high blood pressure you should try to lose weight if you are overweight and to do regular cardio exercise. Some people also benefit from reducing their salt and coffee intake.

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