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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What Causes High Blood Pressure? How To Minimize Your Risk
Making these changes to your lifestyle can go a long way in preventing hypertension.
Here's Why More Kids Will Be Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure
Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates
Got High Blood Pressure? Here's Why You Need to Cut Back on Salt (Seriously)
There's a dangerous connection between sodium and high blood pressure, but not enough people heed doctors' warnings.
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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Turns Out You Could Have High Blood Pressure Even If Your Doctor's Office Readings Are Normal
"Masked hypertension" is more common than health experts previously thought, according to a new study.
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Salt Shockers: Worst Fast-Food Meals for Sodium

Watching your sodium? Here are the worst—meaning saltiest—fast food meals, and some healthier options to choose instead.