What new high blood pressure target means for you

Salt intake, diet, exercise, and stress levels can lead to high blood pressure. Controlling these risk factors with a healthy lifestyle is more crucial than ever now that the guidelines for high blood pressure have changed. Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director of women’s heart health at Lenox Hill Hospital, believes that by pushing for lifestyle changes earlier, the new guidelines will help prevent cardiovascular issues like heart attack and stroke later in life.

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