PODCAST: What Is a Normal Blood Pressure? What's High? Can You Lower It?

Nov. 15, 2022

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Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, or hypertension, and only about 1 in 4 of those have the condition under control. What can you do to control the condition — or, better yet, prevent it from developing in the first place? In today's episode, we get the lowdown on high blood pressure, the leading cause of stroke and a major risk factor for other concerning health conditions.

Hosts: Zach Moore, Todd Ackerman (interviewer)

Expert: Dr. Kershaw Patel, Cardiologist

Notable topics covered:

  • Why high blood pressure is known as the silent killer
  • High blood pressure symptoms that suggest you may have it
  • The health conditions that high blood pressure can cause
  • The level at which blood pressure is too high — or too low
  • Whether there's a need for continuous blood pressure monitoring
  • The reliability of those blood pressure kiosk machines
  • Ways to control high blood pressure without medication
  • The latest on when's best to take blood pressure medication


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