What Is Hypertension?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, usually has no symptoms, but it can seriously damage the body—raising the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and other problems.

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Why You Should Do Yoga Every Day If You Have Prehypertension

A small study suggests the combination of physical activity, breathing, and meditation could help prevent borderline high blood pressure from becoming full-blown hypertension.
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