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High Blood Pressure (Symptoms, Signs, Causes, Diet, Medication)

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How was your high blood pressure diagnosed? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Steve, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 09

I was at work putting trays of meat on a shelf when all of the sudden I got dizzy. My blood pressure was 162/99 and I had to go to the doctor.

Comment from: mando, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 18

I went to a free health screening and they said I have high blood pressure.

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