You can’t lower high blood pressure if you don’t know you have it

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Millions of people are high blood pressure (hypertension), and many don’t even know it yet. It’s often called the “silent killer” since it rarely has noticeable symptoms, such as dizziness or headaches, while it may steadily be damaging your heart and other vital organs. If it remains undetected and isn’t brought under control, you’re at higher risk of serious health problems such as a heart attack, heart failure and stroke, warns the German Heart Foundation (DHS). Further possible complications include impaired brain function, including dementia, resulting from damage to blood vessels in the …

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